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Re: invalid tests about range of integer values

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:11:28 -0700
To: "Gérard Talbot" <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Cc: "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20101005011128.GA13979@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Monday 2010-10-04 17:26 -0700, "Gérard Talbot" wrote:
> 
> > The following tests (in 20100917; I only spot-checked newer releases
> > to check that some tests were still problematic) are invalid because
> > they assume that CSS defines an allowed range of integer values,
> > which it does not:
> > counter-increment-013
> 
> [snipped]
> 
> {
> (...)
> > <meta name="assert" content="The property z-index set to a minimum
> value minus 1 is correctly truncated to the minimum value.">
> 
> This assertion was discussed at the CSS WG F2F in Beijing. It was
> decided that tests need to test some boundaries that were reasonable.

What was decided is, I believe, that it was reasonable to test that
a reasonable range of values are supported.  It is not, however,
reasonable to test that values outside that range are unsupported or
truncated, based on the current spec.

-David

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