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Re: CSS 2.1 test suite feedback: slicing and dicing

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:47:53 -0700
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100927204753.GA24891@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Monday 2010-09-27 20:31 +0000, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> "In particular, the border-color tests test the same color-parsing issues again and again, for each border side (175 tests per side). 
> I don't think this is useful. I think it's find to for the suite to make some assumptions about how implementations operate, namely 
> that the same code will be used to parse colors for each side, so there is no need to test each individually."
> That is reasonable feedback wrt testing the implementability of the spec. David Baron gave us the same feedback from the beginning.
> I disagree that it is OK from a conformance/interop standpoint to only test top or left and never check right and bottom. 

Thorough testing of parsing equivalence is much better tested using
script, not individual interactive tests.


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