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Re: [CSS21] Wider variety of (non-junk) examples requested

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 18:56:39 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c80105082615565916807a@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>

On 8/26/05, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> On Friday 2005-08-26 15:46 -0700, L. David Baron wrote:
> > On Thursday 2005-08-25 15:57 +0200, Chris Lilley wrote:
> > >  - all examples are available in separate files as well as inline in the
> > >  specification
> 
> > These are reasonable requests for the development of future CSS
> > specifications.
> 
> ... although whether making all examples available in separate files
> is worthwhile depends on the character and number of the examples.
> 
> Also, doing so may also have some negative influence in that it would
> encourage people to test using the examples in the specification
> *instead* of the test suite, leading to lower quality testing.  The
> examples in the specification are designed as explanatory tools whereas
> tests in the test suite are designed for testing.  So I actually
> disagree with this request as well.
 
Do we seriously believe that someone who is writing a browser, a
fairly difficult piece of software to write, will limit themselves to
the examples and not test against the test suite? Also shouldn't all
examples be also worthy of testing assuming the hypothetical full
linked version were valid?

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Orion Adrian
Received on Friday, 26 August 2005 22:56:44 GMT

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