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Re: Errors in the test suite

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 13:16:09 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0404221313090.13263@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 22 Apr 2004, David Carlisle wrote:
>
> Yes I agree really, I was just explaining how they validated here in the
> absence of those declarations.

Ah, ok. :-) Cool.


>   Those are presumably not conformant implementations, though, so why would
>   the test suite have workarounds for them?
>
> I would not agree with adding anything to the test suite that made the
> files non conformant but we wanted to use the test suite to test the
> current implementations and without that PI that isn't possible.

But were those implementations then used to exit CR?


>   Unfortunately they don't have the reference image, which is required to
>   know if the UA is implementing the result correctly or not.
>
> True, but the xhtml+mathml files that do have the image also have
> explict namespace declarations.

Yes; my point was they also have a lot more. For QA purposes, the ideal
test is one that has nothing but the test and the pass criteria; the
current XHTML tests have lots of other stuff that is distracting.

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