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Re: FW: FW: In a quick glance, all of the whitespace test file are invalid tests that don't prove anything

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 12:11:27 -0500
Message-ID: <4B8E983F.2050409@mit.edu>
To: Melissa Newman <melissa@newmanfamily.org>
CC: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
On 3/3/10 7:10 AM, Melissa Newman wrote:
> Could somebody please point me the EXACT line in the specification that says
> UAs have to render things correctly at such small distances.  This is a web
> page.  This is not NASA and the application a space shuttle.  There should
> be standard rounding rules and all browsers should follow the standard
> rounding rules.  But displaying at such small distances is ridiculous.

Web sites commonly request fractional pixels in their layout and get 
upset when there are random seams in the page due to one-pixel-off 
rendering issues as a result.  So rendering things correctly in terms of 
rounding is a must, in fact.

That said, I believe there are currently no rules about this in the 
spec; there's been discussion about adding some.

Received on Wednesday, 3 March 2010 17:12:02 UTC

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