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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:34:25 -0700
Message-ID: <4DAF1921.9070506@inkedblade.net>
To: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
On 04/19/2011 11:48 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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.

We're not abandoning the spec, we're branching off a release and
continuing trunk development. The trunk just happens to be modularized,
which is easier for us to maintain. The requirements you're concerned
with are all spelled out in CSS3 Text.

~fantasai
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