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Re: attribute-value-selector-004.xht not well formed

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 22:59:58 -0000
To: "Sylvain Galineau" <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uqll58xd64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>
On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 19:48:39 -0000, Sylvain Galineau  
<sylvaing@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Anne Van Kesteren wrote:
>> You would fail a bunch of other tests if that was the case. The goal is
>> having a correct implementation of CSS, of course.
> We're not talking about other tests, we're talking about this one. My  
> deficient implementation would pass David's proposal even though it is  
> not dropping a rule that must be dropped, which is what the testcase is  
> supposed to be verifying.

The testcase is however not about testing whether the cascade is done  
correctly. You seem to conflate the two. (At least as far as your  
deficient implementation is concerned.)

>> It's not really about being well-formed, it's about the test not making
>> that much sense given what CSS parsing already requires.
> If it's not about being well-formed, why are we having this thread ? :)

Fair enough.

> Given these rules :
> p { color: green; }
> p, [1badAttr] { color: red; }
> The only way to ensure the entire second rule is dropped is to test both  
> selectors in the group vs. testing one and assuming the other goes away  
> with it because, well, if the UA can drop one then of course it's  
> dropping the other also because duh, that's what the spec says it should  
> do...
> Verifying the entire rule is dropped will require invalid markup though.  
> If the latter is not an issue then let's fix this test as proposed and  
> move on.

I don't see why it requires invalid markup or any additional markup other  
than <p> really. [1badattr] will be dropped regardless of what the markup  

> Fwiw, I do agree with David that the current version only verifies that  
> the element is not selected vs. verifying the rule has been dropped. His  
> proposal does address this but is, imo, incomplete as long as it does  
> not attempt to also select that invalid attribute.

I don't see how that changes the scenario. The mere presence of attributes  
does not influence the parsing of CSS.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 10 March 2009 23:00:57 UTC

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