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Re: CSS Spec Annotations - Design Feedback Wanted

From: Patrick Garies <w3c.www-style@patrick.garies.name>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 04:44:50 -0500
Message-ID: <4DD8DB12.9090406@patrick.garies.name>
To: "Linss, Peter" <peter.linss@hp.com>
CC: www-style@w3c.org
On 5/21/2011 6:01 PM, Linss, Peter wrote:
> If you have feedback, better design ideas for the annotations, or
> ideas for different data to see in the annotations, please let me
> know either directly or on the list. Any help would be appreciated.

Annotations Feedback:

* The annotations should note the results for HTML 4 and XHTML 1.1 
separately. They should also note whether testing is needed for these 
separately; if tests have been done via HTML 4, it's not evident that 
testing still needs to be done for XHTML 1.1.

* It would help if the annotations could also discriminate between 
browser versions and release types. I don't see how the goal "quickly 
convey to spec readers when a feature is ready to be used" is met if 
Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1 is given the same weight as 
Internet Explorer 9 for the purpose of judging Trident support. Not 
really sure how you would address this.

* The "close all annotations" behavior of the "X" button isn't obvious. 
I would presume that it'd just close that one annotation box. A "Close 
All" or "Hide Annotations" button would be more obvious or the button 
could just close that one box.

* If there are four boxes in an annotations box, the fourth box wraps in 
an ugly way. On my screen "WebKit" wraps to the next line, has no border 
on the left side, and the the WebKit box overlaps the "Presto" box above it.

Other Feedback:

* It would be nice if there was a direct way to test both HTML and XHTML 
at the same time.

* 
http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/nightly-unstable/html4/c21-pseud-link-002.htm 
is invalid due to an apparent XHTML-to-HTML conversion issue.

-- Patrick Garies
Received on Sunday, 22 May 2011 09:45:35 GMT

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