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Re: RC1 : 1st preliminary review report: list of 69 incorrect testcases

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 18:32:12 -0400
Message-ID: <4C9E786C.3010905@mit.edu>
To: css21testsuite@gtalbot.org
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
On 9/25/10 4:36 PM, "Gérard Talbot" wrote:
> My original point 14- [1] was about duplicated id in those testcases -
> many testcases - and that those testcases were relying on a script
> function being able to iterate through the collection of same, identical
> id-ed elements ... which is not an assured thing to happen.

They were relying on no such thing.  They _were_ relying on 
getElementById returning the first element with that id in the document.

> The other points were presented as "other smaller problems" which could
> be fixed at the same time. My perspective is: if you are going to update
> a testcase (furthermore a batch of testcases; there are 208 testcases on
> table-anonymous-objects !), why not fix at the same time all of the
> [admittedly] smaller issues which are fixable and which were defined in
> the wiki wrt test format [2] and in CSS2.1 Test Case Authoring
> Guidelines (section 3.4) [3]? With an advanced text editor, it is very
> easy to make changes/updates to a batch of testcases.

It's also very easy to introduce bugs making such batch updates.  Some 
of these testcases are very sensitive to things like exact whitespace, etc.

Received on Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:38:22 UTC

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