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Reftest geometry

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:11:17 +0100
Message-ID: <4EB92A75.90201@opera.com>
To: public-test-infra@w3.org
There was some discussion at TPAC about standardising a geometry for 
reftests. This seems to be necessary to ensure that tests work reliably 
cross-browser.

At present Mozilla use 800x1000 and Opera use 1600x1200. WebKit were 
considering 800x600. There was general agreement that smaller is better 
since it is faster and allows the same tests to be run on more devices. 
In addition, it is typically more problematic to have a test that 
assumes a larger geometry than a smaller one. Therefore it was proposed 
to standardise around 800x600.

Irrespective of this, it seems to be accepted best practice to avoid 
hardcoded geometry dependencies where possible. This should probably be 
added to some documentation somewhere.
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