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RE: Tests with difficult/confusing pass condition/wording

From: <oyvinds@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:29:44 +0000
Message-ID: <20100910142944.wjie1tm74gw0s0w8@staff.opera.com>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: "'fantasai'" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, public-css-testsuite@w3.org
Quoting Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>:

> I haven't been able to track down the start of this thread to   
> clarify things in my mind. The spec refers to this as a 'numbering   
> system', so I'm not sure why the original that wording is so   
> confusing, but how about:
> "Test passes if the characters in the content of each line are used   
> for the list item marker."

I guess that's not too bad, though I prefer your previous suggestion.

I don't know which version you refer to as the "original", but in  
general it's good if a test can determined as passed or failed even by  
people with no knowledge of the spec (or non-Latin numbering systems).  
Maybe I'm nitpicking at this point, the main thing was that it makes  
no sense grammatically, as you noted earlier.

If you refer to the version with the parentheses, I would agree that  
it's a good approach once now that there's only one reference instead  
of two. The parentheses could be brought back (inside each <li></li>)  
and the wording tweaked to e.g.
"Test passes if the text to the left matches the text in parentheses,  
in each line."

Øyvind Stenhaug
Core Norway, Opera Software ASA
Received on Friday, 10 September 2010 14:30:25 UTC

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