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Re: Test suite submissions

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 23:05:00 -0800
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <BA956A35.648%ewexler@stickdog.com>

Ian Hickson wrote to <mailto:www-style@w3.org> on 11 March 2003 in "Re: Test
suite submissions" 

> * Rename the tests so they use the 2.1 file naming scheme.

It is difficult to find names that are both descriptive and short enough to
meet the guidelines.

> * Convert the tests to XHTML1.1 as per the 2.1 template.

Will there be a process that automatically converts test pages to HTML 4? I
think that the majority of deployed Web user agent installations cannot
handle 'application/xhtml+xml' while most (all?) can handle 'text/html'.

> http://www.kitchenquest.com/css-test/attaching/unknown-element.html
> This test is invalid HTML4, and only HTML4 UAs would be expected to
> find the stylesheet.

I think that the user agents are HTML user agents not bound to a particular
version of HTML. After all, most user agents handle HTML 3.2 and 2.0 as well
as HTML 4. If they are general HTML user agents and not HTML 4 user agents,
the test is good as it stands.

> http://www.kitchenquest.com/css-test/fonts/font-family/block.html
> This test is very hard to use.

The same goes for every 'font-family' test.

> A better version of
> that test would maybe use the Ahem [2] font

Can I rely on testers to have or to obtain Ahem? It would seem that I

>> And what do we do when there are hundreds of test pages for submission?
> Jump with joy!

[Commencing jumping...]

> If possible, providing a text file with the full URIs to
> each of the tests, one per line, will greatly help with the creation of
> the test suite.

Am I to submit this file to the list, submit it off the list, or make it
available by HTTP? Or was there something else?

Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>.
Was there ever a first time? Was it ever any good? This good?
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