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Comments on the Mobile Acid test

From: Kai Hendry <hendry@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 16:40:28 +0100
To: public-mwts@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080407154027.GA12588@iki.fi>

Reply to:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-mwts/2008Mar/0011.html

I still think it's too difficult without looking at the source to tell
which tests have failed. Saying I have three red squares doesn't tell
much. Ok I see you've added numbers, great.

I noticed my ipod touch failed 3. The SVG tests and the n-th CSS3 selector
test.

Firstly I think we should recognise the Iphone as the baseline. Having
the iphone fail any tests right now is a little silly IMO...

Comments about individual tests:

iframe inclusing of XHTML content

	Why? I am sick of XHTML and when I see this test's title somehow
verifying its existence again on mobile ... XHTML is a huge waste of
time.

CSS3 selectors

	Nice, but since desktop UAs fail this one... a bit of "getting ahead
of ourselves"?

CSS Media Queries

	Good! :)

CSS2 min-width

	Verify what iphone is doing here. Can't find Apple's docs on this
right now.

Static SVG
Dynamic SVG

	I think we can live without SVG for this test in the light that the
iphone doesn't support it.

Transparent PNG

	OK

the data: URI scheme

	Encouraging people to do inline stuff with data:... Is that really a
good thing? Isn't it better to test for gzip support or something.
Worried about encouraging bad authoring practices.

XMLHTTPRequest

	Yes! Maybe some more basic JS tests?

The canvas element

	Comes under the SVG category for me. Nice to have, not required...

HTTPS

	GOOD. :) Though which CAs are verified? Is it fair to give Thawte
all the business as usual? :)

I think it is very important to test for Internet connection purity.
Checking that perhaps there isn't some sort of proxy rewriting requests
type stuff. Know what I mean?

Maybe some sort of speed test would be good. On desktops it's very
apparent what the difference is between 56k and broadband. Though less
so for mobiles.

contenteditable

	Not sure about this. Can you offer any more argumentation? I don't
see the use case.


Will try be on a call one day. :) Keep up the great work!
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