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[RC4] letter-spacing-102: incorrect fail condition

From: Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 23:45:13 -0800
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Hello,

http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/20101210/html4/letter-spacing-102.htm

Expected results sentence says:
{
The word "fail" should not appear below (...)
}
but this actually is never possible. Konqueror 4.5.5 fails this test as
I see “ft ae is lt e d”, as if the DHTML instruction never get executed.
But, you see, a normal tester would not necessarly think or conclude
that he/she sees "fail" in there. Strictly+formally speaking, the word
"fail" does not appear either; a machine would not see the word "fail".

I think the pass condition should just state that letters should be
scattered, having gap between them, should be unconnected and, possibly,
with a new string of characters. Otherwise, the testcase should be
redesigned so that it can have more precise, measurable expected
results.

Also, the testcase should have/declare the dom flag and
<meta http-equiv="Content-Script-Type" content="text/javascript">

regards, Gérard
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