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Re: compliance "scorecard"?

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 23:50:32 -0500
Message-Id: <200403060450.i264oWNj029525@no-knife.mit.edu>
To: Felipe Gasper <fgasper@freeshell.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

> Just an idea, would the W3C maybe be interested in hosting a CSS 
> compliance "scorecard" for the various browsers, which the browser 
> makers would maintain?

David Hyatt wrote some good essays on this topic half a year ago.  Please see
the following:

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/hyatt/archives/2003_06.html#003539
http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/hyatt/archives/2003_06.html#003539
http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/hyatt/archives/2003_06.html#003544
http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/hyatt/archives/2003_06.html#003546

(and Ian's comments linked to from that last one).

To summarize, this would be a good idea if there were a _lot_ of tests used.
We're talking probably thousands or tens of thousands of tests to give decent
coverage of CSS2.1.

I'm not sure what I think of browser makers maintaining this, really.... No
matter who maintains it, doing so will be an enormous time investment (since
all those thousands of tests will have to be run in the browser being tested).

Boris
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