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Re: [CSS 2.1] cases that do not pass in any browser

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 09:05:40 -0700 (PDT)
To: Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>
Cc: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
Message-ID: <1277959580.118590.1280333140038.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
Arron Eicholz wrote:

> The following cases do not pass in any browsers. I have a feeling that
> the test cases are incorrect in most of the scenarios. With so many
> issues it would be great to get some help investigating each of these
> and seeing if the case is valid to the spec, if the case is just buggy
> and needs a simple fix or if the case should just be removed all
> together.
> http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/20100701/html4/font-family-name-013.htm

As I noted to Arron, this test passes on non-Windows platforms.  It's a
byproduct of GDI usage which allows family names *and* fullnames as
lookup keys for fonts.  This means "Arial Bold" matches something on
Windows but not on any other platform.

> http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/20100701/html4/font-weight-bolder-001.htm
> http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/20100701/html4/font-weight-lighter-001.htm
> http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/20100701/html4/font-weight-normal-001.htm

These tests are *only* for browsers that support font families with more
than the four basic regular/bold/italic/bold-italic faces.  So IE8
shouldn't pass but IE9 should (I can't for the life of me begin to
explain IE9 behavior as seen in the latest dev preview build).

Received on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:06:14 UTC

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