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Re: CSS Mobile Profile 1.0 survey

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 14:24:25 +0100
To: Till Halbach <tillh@opera.com>
Cc: "public-mwts@w3.org" <public-mwts@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1170768265.4246.222.camel@cumulustier>

Hi Till,

Thanks for sending this... A few comments below, based on discussions I
had with my colleague Bert Bos, chair of the CSS WG.

Le mardi 06 février 2007 à 11:36 +0100, Till Halbach a écrit :
> - Specification
> CSS Mobile Profile 1.0,
> http://www.w3.org/TR/css-mobile/
> Working Draft by December 8, 2006

Note that the spec title now reads "CSS Mobile Profile 2.0", although
apparently the exact title hasn't been fully decided yet.

> - Status
> Unknown, but seems finished/stable.

I've a bit more updates on this:
 * they still plan to work on adding new tests, possibly using some of
the tests defined by OMA in their efforts for the WCSS specification
 * the latest release of the test suite was done before the latest
release of the specification, and the specification itself isn't fully
done yet, although it should hopefully move along to Candidate
Recommendation (i.e. a fairly stable state) in the upcoming few months.

> - License
> No license AFAICS.

Apparently, the test cases are under the W3C Document license, but this
may still need clarifications, esp. as the work on this test suite was
started well-before W3C had clear policies on the matter.

> - Test harness
> Your browser would work as harness, clicking links and navigating back  
> again.

An interesting point related to this: some of the tests in this test
suite relies on font effects (colors, serif/sans, ...); as it happens,
most phones have no or limited support for some of these effects, making
these tests inoperative when used on a real phone.

It would probably be worth investigating that aspect a bit more; in
particular, it would be interesting if we could suggest specific
strategies to the CSS WG on how to avoid these pitfalls.

Dom
Received on Tuesday, 6 February 2007 13:25:34 GMT

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