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Re: border spacing issues

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 12:14:17 -0400
Message-ID: <472606D9.2010609@inkedblade.net>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 27 Oct 2007 23:50:05 +0200, fantasai 
> <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>> This is an explicitly-listed assumption:
>>    http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS2.1/current/
> 
> I would recommend just adding other "assumptions" there as you come 
> across them rather than changing the tests.

The test suite should be minimizing the number of assumptions.

An HTML style sheet with 'border-collapse: collapse' as the default for
<table> elements is perfectly reasonable. It might not be the right decision
for a UA aiming to be a popular web browser, but not all CSS UAs are aiming
at that and the CSS2.1 test suite should accommodate them, too.

>>> It makes sense to me that if you run the CSS testsuite you have the
>>> "Web defaults" set.
>>
>> We're not testing "Web defaults" support here, we're testing CSS2.1 
>> support. See also 
>> http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/testsuitedocumentation.html#testthetech
> 
> That doesn't seem applicable here.

It does. The exact contents of an HTML default style sheet is not a testable
part of the CSS2.1 specification. There's an informative sample style sheet,
but it's there as an example, not as a recommendation or a requirement.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 29 October 2007 16:14:32 GMT

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