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Comments for CSS1 Test Suite

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@macvirus.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 04:59:08 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <l03110701b14f2ef0bf7f@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org, "Eric A. Meyer" <eam3@po.cwru.edu>
General Comments

Attractive. Easy to navigate. Very nice use of H1 header and white on title

Much easier to complete than the NIST's tests, because there are so many
fewer pages. With this number of pages, maybe no sitemap or full index is
required. If you approach a hundred pages, then indexing similar to NIST's
might help.

Suggestion for the navbars: make them Bobby-approved, with a separating
character between adjacent links, or else you might make the enclosing
[brackets] the separators, outside the anchors.

We can dream. Make the whole suite HTML 4.0 strict with DOCTYPEs. :-)


1.6 (sec16.htm)
P outside TABLE would not be navy, given that the only color specified for P is
HTML BODY TABLE P {color: navy; font-family: sans-serif;}. Ian Hickson
mentioned this I believe.

1.7 (sec17.htm)
Maybe add a test for a comment inside a style rule, like for example:
.three {color: green; /* background: yellow; */}

2.4 (sec24.htm)
Paragraphs would be "maroon" not "green"; (there is no style for green there).

3.1 (sec31.htm)
On this page, "The style declarations which apply to the text below are:"
statements might include a note that there is some inline style (which
causes the red).

5.2.2 (sec522.htm)
Minor point. The sentences, "This sentence is normal for the first
section." are serif because they are inside DIV.a which is
font-family:serif. Same for DIV.b and monospace. This might have been less
confusing to me if the DIVs had no style rules, or, if "The style
declarations which apply to the text below are:" said, "The style
declarations which apply to the two sections below are:".

5.2.5 (sec525.htm)
"This is a heading-4." and "This is a bolder heading-4." might be less
likely to be confused with "minus 4" if they read "This is a H4 heading."
and "This is a bolder H4 heading."

5.3.2 (sec532.htm)
"No maroon backgrounds here!"
There is no maroon declaration; I think this means "green."

5.5.25 and 5.5.26 (sec5525.htm and sec5526.htm)
"redtall.gif" either needs WIDTH and HEIGHT or a square shape like
"redsqr.gif" or "redsquare.gif" or the text could be changed from, "a red

I hope there is not too much duplication of effort here. Best of luck with
your project, Eric. It is looking great.

Susan Lesch
Received on Tuesday, 7 April 1998 05:05:57 UTC

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