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Re: Simplifying metadata

From: Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:55:02 +0100
To: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
Message-ID: <563376B6.8090206@gmail.com>
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Hi Gérard,

On 10/29/2015 08:02 PM, Gérard Talbot wrote:
> Le 2015-10-29 02:05, Geoffrey Sneddon a écrit :
>> Because if there's 300 tests with "there should be no red below" 
>> and 200 with "there should be no red", it can easily be quite 
>> hard to remove the word "below", because removing the word can 
>> cause later content to reflow and the test to then fail.
> 
> [snipped]
> 
> Geoffrey, I tried to understand what you're saying and just could 
> not. [Addendum: after more thinking, now I remember 1 test where 
> what you described could *maybe* happen.]
> 
> Eg.
> 
> 37 tests in http://test.csswg.org/source/css-conditional-3/ are
> using, associating with the reference file 
> http://test.csswg.org/source/css-conditional-3/at-supports-001-ref.html
>
> 
when it would be *_very easy_* to adapt those 37 tests to use, to
> link to 
> http://test.csswg.org/source/css21/reference/ref-filled-green-100px-square.xht
>
>
> 
I probably could do this *_in less than_* 10 min. thanks to
> advanced search and replace.

Spending on the order of ten minutes on a test might not sound like a
lot, but in the context of the css21 test suite, it can translate to
up to €100,000 if we have to pay someone to do it. Unless you want to
put that kind of money on the table, I would prefer we focused on
things that could have a meaningful impact on interoperability, such
as writing references for tests that are currently manual, even if
that means that we have to render a hundred more references.

HTH
Ms2ger
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