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Re: CSS2.1 i18n and bidi tests for review

From: Eira Monstad <eiram@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2008 00:08:07 +0200
To: "Bert Bos" <bert@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: public-css-testsuite@w3.org, "'Richard Ishida'" <ishida@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uduaftiqnwv5is@voodoobaby.oslo.opera.com>

On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 11:30:04 +0200, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org> wrote:

> fantasai wrote:
>
>> http://people.opera.com/eiram/test/css21/review/lang-pseudoclass-001.xht
>> http://people.opera.com/eiram/test/css21/review/lang-pseudoclass-002.xht
>>   Same comments about background-color etc.. but I think we need
>>   a spec clarification here before I can review the content of
>>   the test. I would expect :lang to be case-insensitive because
>>   the language codes are... But that's not specified in the spec,
>>   so.. I guess I'll have to file an issue.
>
> Section 5.11.4 indeed doesn't say that the argument of ':lang()' is  
> case-insensitive, but I don't think it should. The selector matches  
> whatever the document defines to be its language, and although we hope  
> and recommend that every document uses RFC 4646 (and the selector  
> clearly works best if it does), we don't require that.
>
> This test case uses HTML and HTTP, which do use that RFC, and thus the  
> language codes in this test case are indeed case-insensitive.
>
> I think it is correct to test for that, because CSS says (4.1.3) that it  
> defers to the document for the case-sensitivity of text that comes from  
> the document. I.e., a CSS UA that fails this test case is indeed  
> non-conforming.

I agree. I spent some time tracking down justifications for either  
interpretation before deciding to test for this, but ended up with the  
same conclusion, defer to document. I also discussed briefly with Hixie,  
who agrees too.


-- 
Eira Monstad
CoreQA

Furthermore, it is my opinion that BTS2 must be destroyed
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