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Re: bidi-004 and bidi-004a are broken

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 06:48:05 +0000 (UTC)
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
cc: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1104200646220.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 19 Apr 2011, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Wednesday 2011-04-20 04:28 +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Tue, 19 Apr 2011, L. David Baron wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I didn't write 004a so I'm not sure what it's testing or how to fix 
> > > > it.
> > > 
> > > bidi-004a is intended to be a simplified version of bidi-004 that 
> > > doesn't test interaction with whitespace collapsing, since we had (I 
> > > think) no correct implementations of the interaction of bidi with 
> > > whitespace collapsing, and had to loosen the spec to enter PR.  For 
> > > (some) more details, see:
> > >   http://www.w3.org/mid/4D41E88E.3040808@inkedblade.net
> > 
> > That seems a bit lame. What's the point of entering PR if we don't have 
> > interop?
> 
> Is there a reasonable point at which you'd expect to stop finding lack 
> of interop?

No. Software, specifications, and test suites are never finished, only 
abandoned. Why abandon the spec? It's still in use. It doesn't seem 
helpful to declare failure and stop the convergence here.

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