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Re: [RC4] letter-spacing-102: incorrect fail condition

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:24:29 -0800
Message-ID: <4D4B473D.6010209@inkedblade.net>
To: css21testsuite@gtalbot.org
CC: Public CSS test suite mailing list <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
On 01/10/2011 11:45 PM, "Gérard Talbot" wrote:
> Hello,
> http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/20101210/html4/letter-spacing-102.htm
> Expected results sentence says:
> {
> The word "fail" should not appear below (...)
> }
> but this actually is never possible. Konqueror 4.5.5 fails this test as
> I see “ft ae is lt e d”, as if the DHTML instruction never get executed.
> But, you see, a normal tester would not necessarly think or conclude
> that he/she sees "fail" in there. Strictly+formally speaking, the word
> "fail" does not appear either; a machine would not see the word "fail".
> I think the pass condition should just state that letters should be
> scattered, having gap between them, should be unconnected and, possibly,
> with a new string of characters. Otherwise, the testcase should be
> redesigned so that it can have more precise, measurable expected
> results.


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