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Re: Maximum (viewport) height for testcases; vertical scrollbar checked in automated checking of reftests

From: Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:47:14 -0400
Message-ID: <e2b78a254dded7373c5f98f30a814842.squirrel@ed-sh-cp3.entirelydigital.com>
To: "Joel Maher" <joel.maher@gmail.com>
Cc: "Public CSS testsuite mailing list" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>

Le Lun 9 avril 2012 11:40, Joel Maher a écrit :
> I saw this question and have been trying to figure out a similar
> question.

It must have been:
Ideal, recommended document box height of tests
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-css-testsuite/2012Mar/0019.html

> When running tests

Are you running tests individually or are you using the test harness
( http://test.csswg.org/harness/ ) ?

When using the harness, the document box height is furthermore constrained.

> on a mobile device the viewport is much smaller than
> 800x1000, is there a consensus on what the maximum pixels should be?

The shorter a test is, the better.

I believe 300px should be the ideal, recommended maximum height.

Of course, if a test has to test extreme limits and borderlines, then
such recommendation does not apply.


> Devices are increasing their screen resolution, but I think we are still
> stuck with 480x800.

"The device has a viewport width of at least 640px (approx)."
http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/nightly-unstable/#uncommon

When creating tests and reftests, the test/reftest creator should check
if the tests/reftests still work as expected at 640px.


> The real question is how much space do the tests really require?  If it
> is
> 1000 pixels, is that something that all or some of the tests require?

It is not 1000 pixels. On the other hand, unfortunately, we never really
discussed and agreed on a recommended numbered limit or some range
value.


> My
> assertion is that most tests require <600 pixels.
>
> -Joel

Well, yes, I agree with your estimation.

Joel, are you going to create + submit tests?

Gérard
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