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Re: content-counter-004.htm, content-counters-004.htm: Validating counter glyphs

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:04:48 -0800
Message-ID: <4B58CF80.6090408@inkedblade.net>
To: Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>
CC: "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
On 02/27/2009 04:20 PM, Arron Eicholz wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS2.1/current/html4/content-counter-004.htm
> http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS2.1/current/html4/content-counters-004.htm
>
> This test compares the glyph used for a square counter style with the U+25FE. However, CSS2.1 12.5.1 [1] states:
>
> "Glyphs are specified with disc, circle, and square. Their exact rendering depends on the user agent."
>
> CSS3 Lists, 4.1 [2] suggests - but does not require - U+25A0, U+25FC or U+25FE for squares.
>
> In order for this test to pass, we believe both of the following are required:
> 1. Like CSS3 Lists, CSS2.1 specifies which glyph(s) are appropriate for counter styles;
> 2. The test compares against all suggested/allowed glyphs and requires the user agent to match one of them.
>
> Otherwise, a user agent can fail this test and still comply with CSS2.1. This test case should be updated or removed from the test suite.
>
> The test also uses the word 'approximately' this does not allow for easy pass/fail indication. Recommend removing the word and making the statement more explicit.

I've updated the tests:
   http://test.csswg.org/source/approved/css2.1/src/generate/content-counter-002.xht
   http://test.csswg.org/source/approved/css2.1/src/generate/content-counter-003.xht
   http://test.csswg.org/source/approved/css2.1/src/generate/content-counter-004.xht

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 21 January 2010 22:05:20 GMT

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