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Re: [CSS21] Test Suite

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 12:57:52 +0000 (UTC)
To: Thomas Scholz <info@scholz-webdesign.de>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0407231254590.20728@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 23 Jul 2004, Thomas Scholz wrote:
> It's up to the browser developers to render perfect valid HTML documents
> according to the specifications. »Quirks« and »Standard compliance mode«
> are moving targets, so I don't care anymore about the reasons for a bug.

Actually they're pretty stable now.

> A bug is a bug is a bug. That's all I want to know. If tests had to
> handle all the various different kinds of -- ahem --rendering modes,
> they would become ridiculously complicated...

You don't have to cope with lots of rendering modes. Just trigger
standards more. To do that, just make sure the first thing in the document
is an HTML4 Strict DOCTYPE.

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