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Re: background-position-201 and its outer circle

From: Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 23:00:59 -0700
Message-ID: <65882b4856e1bbc489d6ca36aded4586.squirrel@cp3.shieldhost.com>
To: "Simon Fraser" <smfr@me.com>
Cc: "Public CSS 2.1 test suite mailing list" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>

> On Oct 3, 2010, at 2:35 pm, Gérard Talbot wrote:
>>> background-position-201
>>> http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/20101001/html4/background-position-201.htm
>>> States "the diamond should be moving around the edge of the outer
>>> circle", but there is no outer circle visible
>> Simon,
>> I now see/understand what you are saying. Yes, there is only 1 visible
>> circle (red ... which is a wrong color) and its orbital movement in
>> the
>> page forms a bigger circle.
>> The testcase should probably explain this.
>> The purple diamond should be moving inside the small circle according
>> to
>> the center of the large, outer circle.
> Suggested wording for this test:
> "There should be a circle with a diamond inside below. The diamond and
> the orange circle should be appear to be moving in a circle, around a
> common center point. The radius of motion of the diamond should be
> slightly shorter than that of the orange circle (measuring the radius to
> the center of each shape), so that the diamond is always near the side
> of the circle closer to the center of motion."

s/circle should be appear to be/circle should appear to be/

> Bonus points if the test actually shows a dot at the center of the
> circle of motion.

Extra bonus points if such dot is the sun, the red circle is a thumbnail
of the moon and the purple diamond is a thumbnail of the earth. Extra
extra points if the big circle becomes an ellipse.

> The fact that it's hard to explain what the test should do indicates
> that it is not a good test.

3 pictures and 1 ellipse and suddenly, everything becomes extremely easy
to explain :)

>> One suggestion is to remove the "Position: %  %" displayed
>> calculations
>> at the bottom of the page: it's not part of the testcase and its
>> display
>> unneedlessly requires display and system resources.
> Agreed.
> Simon

regards, Gérard
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