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Re: Requirements for (level >=3) tests

From: Linss, Peter <peter.linss@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 01:47:00 +0000
To: Řyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
CC: CSS-testsuite <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
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On Feb 16, 2012, at 8:29 AM, Řyvind Stenhaug wrote:

> I have assumed that the guidelines at  
> http://wiki.csswg.org/test/css2.1/contribute etc also apply to non-CSS2.1  
> tests, even though the URLs, breadcrumbs and content tend to mention 2.1  
> specifically. Whether this is true or not, I am wondering which parts are  
> absolutely *required* for submitted tests. Maybe that could be stated more  
> clearly.

Yes, the wiki page needs some updating. But in general, the same guidelines apply to post 2.1 tests as well.

> 
> For instance, is the XHTML format mandatory for other testsuites? (It  
> seems not all of them use it.)

HTML5 input is acceptable now, but XHTML is still preferred as it avoids potential parser/markup issues.

> Are #help <link>s always necessary for  
> building?

Yes. Not only building, but Shepherd and the test harness need them too.

> 
> Of course, if I write a new testsuite I will try to keep all of these  
> guidelines in mind. However, for existing and more ad-hoc tests, and tests  
> written by others, the higher the bar the harder it will be to find the  
> required time to do all the work for converting and submitting.
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