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LC comments [20070130]

From: Micah Dubinko <mdubinko@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 05:49:26 -0700 (PDT)
To: public-bpwg-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <858390.19311.qm@web31807.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Some non-comprehensive comments on http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-mobileOK-basic10-tests-20070130/

These personal observations should not be taken as comments by my employer.

Overall impression

The overall impression the tests give me is that, given a non-whitelisted device, the safer alternative is to exclude all CSS. This seems like the wrong impression to give mobile developers.


1.2 Applicability

"The tests apply to a URI. Passing the tests means that under the right circumstances, resolving a URI will retrieve conformant content"

What is "conformant content"?


3.4 CONTENT_FORMAT_SUPPORT

Is the intent that all WML content is excluded from the possibility of being mobileOK? In some regions, WML devices still represent the majority of mobile  UAs. To ask another way, it the intent of these tests to specifically exclude testable guidelines for WML?


3.7 GRAPHICS_FOR_SPACING

Would it make sense to fail on > 1 transparent image (instead of going by size)? Having 20 2px by 2xp images is still bad.


3.10 LINK_TARGET_FORMAT

Should this mention non-200 responses? 404, 500, etc..? In the case where the linked resource is a form submit with method="post", a GET request might properly fail.


3.11 MEASURES

Should the 'outline' properies, which work much like the 'border' properties, be mentioned here?


3.16 PAGE_SIZE_LIMIT

10k is extremely limited, and dates the document. What are the plans for updates?


3.17 PAGE_TITLE (partial)

If <title> is missing, the document is invalid. So redundant w/ VALID_MARKUP
 
Thanks! -m



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