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Re: content-072.htm is invalid

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:58:13 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTik8XUheKVQC6Jxbn6YHqPb_+T6a48aXPhD=qx=M@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Arron Eicholz
<Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com> wrote:
> On Monday, October 25, 2010 1:25 PM Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Arron Eicholz
>> <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> > Unfortunately we only really have the HTML 4.01 spec to rely on. It's the
>> only current HTML Recommendation available for CSS. If HTML5 were at the
>> Recommendation stage the discussion would be different but it isn't, and we
>> are a long way from that. I am not really trying to argue, in fact I personally
>> agree with you about the state of HTML 4.01. CSS just needs to point to a
>> certain level of specification as a normative reference and that happens to be
>> the current HTML 4.01 spec. Until that changes I see no reason to remove a
>> test from the test suite that is a valid HTML markup testing CSS features.
>>
>> I don't see any value in process-lawyering here.  If we can't normatively
>> reference HTML5 due to W3C process, that means that W3C process is
>> broken there.  That's fine, whatever, we've run into these kinds of issues
>> before.  What we should *not* do is attempt to test parts of our normative
>> references that we know are incorrect, just because they're normative.
>
> There isn't much value in handling this on public-css-testsuite. This issue should be brought up to www-style and you should drive getting the normative reference changed if you think it is necessary.

Sure, will do.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 25 October 2010 21:59:09 GMT

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