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Re: Microsoft CSS 2.1 Tests: Use of PREREQUISITE

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 18:48:34 +0200
To: "Arron Eicholz" <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.usqwy7mc64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook.local>
On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 18:10:23 +0200, Arron Eicholz  
<Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com> wrote:
> I agree there is some inconsistency. Both technically are "PREREQUSITES"  
> however one requires setup before running the test and the other can be  
> done on the fly. If we do a readme.txt solution we still need to notify  
> the tester that the test requires some server setup to run correctly.

Why do we need to notify the tester? It is information for the person  
setting up the test suite, not the tester. If the server is not set up  
properly it could also be that the test files are delivered as text/plain  
rather than application/xhtml+xml in case of .xht files or text/html in  
case of .htm files. And that CSS files are delivered as text/html rather  
than text/css, et cetera. This is not information that we need to bother  
testers with.

> I also there is one other test that I can think of that has a similar  
> pattern in Chapter 5 (lang-selector-005). We should make sure that the  
> final solution is done on both files.

I think putting the information elsewhere would be better. Assuming an  
Apache setup this information would typically be in a .htaccess file. That  
is how the W3C version would work so maybe we should just use that.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 21 April 2009 16:49:18 UTC

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