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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 23:02:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0508262258350.26016@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Orion Adrian wrote:
> 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?

Oh, yes. Definitely. Softwre engineers are some of the laziest people I've 
ever met.

> Also shouldn't all examples be also worthy of testing assuming the 
> hypothetical full linked version were valid?

No, examples in general make very poor testcases. Testcases have pass 
conditions. Examples are usually illustrative.

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