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[CSS2.1] escapes and parsing was(Re: [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions 2011-04-06)

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 01:31:56 +1000
Message-ID: <4DA1CD6C.3000006@css-class.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 7/04/2011 5:19 AM, fantasai wrote:

> <ChrisL> there was a mention on wg list of a couple new tests, not in
> test suite?
> glazou: Top of the hour
> glazou: [something about tests from Alan Gresley]
> Meeting closed.

These are many test cases involving many aspects of CSS2.1. A lot are 
regarding Syntax and basic data types.

I have now put all of my test cases with escapes into a harness which 
imports each individual test in an iframe (this should make it easy to 


This harness should allow those is the CSS WG, browser implementers or 
other interested parties to view them at their leisure and avoid the 
need to check the source for each test case.

I'm still working on the individual test cases. Some of these test cases 
have "this <element> should have a ? background." I not sure what is 
happening in such test. There is a bit of repetition and I'm not sure if 
all are necessary in the CSS2.1 testsuite.

Some are missing asserts. Some are linking to the wrong part of the 
spec. Some have wrong titles. Some have improper indicators for correct 
parsing (ie. '#\\' and '.\\' for escapes-081). Some need to be renamed 
(ie. as escaped-indent etc.).

I presume some need flags but then I still have trouble knowing what is 
invalid or malformed.

I am still needing to learn or understand the below grammar in Syntax 
and basic data types. The further down it is here, the less I follow.

stylesheet  : [ CDO | CDC | S | statement ]*;
statement   : ruleset | at-rule;
at-rule     : ATKEYWORD S* any* [ block | ';' S* ];
block       : '{' S* [ any | block | ATKEYWORD S* | ';' S* ]* '}' S*;

ident 	[-]?{nmstart}{nmchar}*

IDENT 	{ident}

Alan http://css-class.com/

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