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Re: [CSS21] Test Suite

From: Brian Sexton <discussion-w3c@ididnotoptin.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 16:51:20 -0700
Message-ID: <003f01c47046$ca3bb9f0$aff70618@DESKTOP>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

> > 1)  The '.xml' extension doesn't match any of the proposed extensions
> > documented in Section 3.7 of the CSS2.1 Test Case Authoring Guidelines.
> > [1]
> The file naming hasn't yet been done. There'll be three versions
> eventually; one .xml (arbitrary XML), one .xht (XHTML 1.1) and one .htm
> (HTML4.01) with MIME types application/xml, application/xhtml+xml and
> text/html respectively. Since IE6 doesn't support XHTML, if it were tested
> with these tests, only the XML and HTML4 tests would be used.

I can see that those file names all conform to section 3.7 of the "CSS2.1
Test Case Authoring Guidelines" [1], but does anyone know why the extensions
are all ancient Microsoft-style--three characters long (e.g. ".htm")--when
even Microsoft operating systems and browsers have supported longer
extensions (e.g. ".html") for many years?

[1] http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/guidelines.html#filenames
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