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Report on CSS Mobile Profile TS

From: Till Halbach <tillh@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 17:01:23 +0100
To: "public-mwts@w3.org" <public-mwts@w3.org>
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Test suite of concern:

I ran the HTML tests only. The difference betweenn HTML and XHTML is  
DOCTYPE, use of the appropriate name space, proper closing tags, and other  
XHTML-form-specific differences, the main tests are basically identical.

First thing that strikes me is that it is cumbersome to use this huge  
table as a starting point, navigating forth and back to/from the actual  
tests. It leads to long loading times. Can be solved by splitting up the  
table into smaller logical chunks. And on a side note, a list would be  
preferred over a table.

For some but not all tests there is means to navigate directly from test  
to test by <link rel="first/prev/etc">, making the table approach obsolete.

Some tests provide a link to the spec, <link rel="help">, but not all.

Almost all tests fit nicely into a 320x240 display, although many phones  
probably provide less screen dimensions. A couple of tests are the  
exception to that rule, due to e.g. (valid) word wrapping in paragraphs.

Virtually all tests rely of font effects; green background, green text,  
etc., ignoring monochrome-screen phones.

A couple of tests rely on having the Ahem font installed.

The pass condition of some tests, in particular float tests, could be  

The font tests test different rules/features, many of which are not  
available on a device with just a single font installed. Fantasy, cursive,  
etc., as well as many differrent weights and sizes are often unavailable.

Not all tests include valid style as this example shows:
<style type="text/css"><![CDATA[address { background-color: lime  

Concluding, there is still the problem with an undefined coverage, and the  
tests need to be made consistent, they need review, and validation.

Till Halbach
Quality Assurance, Opera Software (www.opera.com)
Received on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 15:58:41 UTC

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