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Re: Preview: CSS1 Test Suite

From: Eric A. Meyer <emeyer@sr71.lit.cwru.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 14:09:34 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102808b14ed76c4867@[129.22.138.152]>
To: www-style@w3.org
>When you're testing each aspect of each property, it would be nice to know
>what particular aspect you're testing in each line. For example:
>http://www.cwru.edu/dms/homes/eam3/css-test/sec533.htm
>"This sentence should be backed by an image, as should the last word in the
>sentence."
>Tell us *why* the last word should be backed by an image. What exactly are
>you testing here? It would be nice to have every detail spelled out.

   Yes, it would, and some day (perhaps soon) we'll deliver those details.
For now, though, I have to assume that users will be able to decipher my
meaning and tell me if I'm right or not.
   You bring up a larger issue, though, in that a couple of sections will
need to be fleshed out.  Box properties probably need the most work, but
colors and backgrounds are another target.  Remember that the bulk of these
pages started life as a set of pages I created for myself-- and upon which,
incidentally, I based the compatibility charts at Web Review-- and so I
could assume that I would know what I meant.  As we go public, some of this
will have to be cleared up.
   This will get a yellow flag on the fix-list, which means I have check
into wording, but not the facts behind the assertions.  The fix-list will
be publicly available soon, so that people can see where each page stands
(and challenge the status, if necessary).  A link will appear on the main
test suite page when it's ready to go.

--
Eric A. Meyer  -  eam3@po.cwru.edu  -  http://www.cwru.edu/home/eam3.html
 Hypermedia Systems Manager
 Digital Media Services                http://www.cwru.edu/dms/dms.html
 Case Western Reserve University       http://www.cwru.edu/
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