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Re: Philip Taylor's Canvas Tests - call for feedback (fallback, type, size)

From: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 10:49:06 +0100
Message-ID: <4C4EAB92.2070405@cam.ac.uk>
To: Kris Krueger <krisk@microsoft.com>
CC: "'public-html-testsuite@w3.org' (public-html-testsuite@w3.org)" <public-html-testsuite@w3.org>
Kris Krueger wrote:
> OK my only feedback on these first set of tests is for
> http://test.w3.org/html/tests/submission/PhilipTaylor/canvas/type.delete.html
>  It's really testing the WebIDL draft, that should align to ECMA5
> eventually.  Which in theory will make DOM object constructors behave
> the same as native JS builtin objects like function, object, regex.
> So then DOM objects can be deleted just like JS objects.

Currently HTML5 normatively references WebIDL for the definition of what 
its IDL means. If WebIDL changes in the future then we can easily update 
the tests to match, but it seems unlikely it'll change very soon, and in 
the meantime I think we should test what the specs say now.

If the specs conflict with what implementers are willing to implement, 
hopefully the failing tests will remind them to put more resources into 
defining what the specs ought to say instead.

But it looks like all the browsers match the current spec/test anyway, 
so the behaviour is interoperable and there's no problem now.

Philip Taylor
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:49:36 UTC

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