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FW: FW: In a quick glance, all of the whitespace test file are invalid tests that don't prove anything

From: Melissa Newman <melissa@newmanfamily.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 07:10:36 -0500
To: <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009c01cabaca$891c3dd0$9b54b970$@org>

>>What is unacceptable is that a few testcases expect user agents to be
>>able to render distance like 2.54mm (9.6px) or 15.24mm (or 57.6px)
>>precisely and then ask/invite the tester to check if there is red in the
>>page.

Could somebody please point me the EXACT line in the specification that says
UAs have to render things correctly at such small distances.  This is a web
page.  This is not NASA and the application a space shuttle.  There should
be standard rounding rules and all browsers should follow the standard
rounding rules.  But displaying at such small distances is ridiculous.

It is possible to have a bug in the specification (vital information not
included).  So first check if the problem was fixed in the 3.0
specification.  If not, then submit a request to the style group to create
rules about rounding.  Even if it is not officially in the specification, if
it is unofficial, at least we know what realistically to test.

Melissa Newman
Received on Wednesday, 3 March 2010 12:11:12 GMT

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