Re: submission of CSS3 testcases by east-tokyo [CSS Test: text-transform - large-kana - basic cases]

Hello fantasai,

I've updated the file 'text-transform-006.xht' according to your
comments and uploaded here
for your kind review.
Please find my answers in RED below.

I understand each request/review transaction should address a single
test case. (never multiple to avoid conflicts, keep clarity)
Therefore, I isolated the file 'writing-mode-003.xht' for CSS Test:
writing-mode - vertical-rl, and send separately for your review.


Hello Taka,

Here are my initial general comments:

1. Most of us don't understand Japanese, so please include both English
and Japanese versions of the test instructions in the test. (You can
use only English, but only Japanese makes it near-impossible for most
of us to review.)
Yes, changed to English (no Japanese so far, please advise if any
corrections and/or suggestions needed in the descriptions)

2. Use .xht file extension so that the file gets served as XHTML. (An
HTML copy will appear on the website automatically.)
Yes, changed to .xhl.

3. The tests should be reftests if possible. This means
a. Creating another, simpler XHTML page that does not use the feature
you are testing but looks exactly the same as the indended rendering.
b. Creating a reftest.list file in the directory that matches up the
test and its reference.
Okay, I understood it. In case of this test, I do not use it as I can
make it self-explanatory.

Here are my initial comments on text-transform-006:

1. The test should be comprehensive, that is, it should test every single
small kana character in Unicode. (There aren't many, so this is not
unreasonable.) In addition, it should test a small sample of other
characters to make sure they are not affected, e.g. large kana remain
large, and alphabetic characters do not get uppercased or lowercased.
Yes, I updated.

2. Since this is very easy and very possible, test should ask for a
comparison of the test text to a reference text, such as in these

(The reftest reference would then be an exact copy of the test, except
with two control elements instead of one control and one test.)
Yes, I realized it without reftest.

3. The text-transform does not actually require the use of a particular
It only requires that the font used have a glyph for the characters being
tested. (CSS's fallback algorithm should take care of that.) If a system
completely lacks a Japanese font, then the IPA font can be used as a
suggestion, but the test shouldn't be flagged as requiring a special font.
Yes, I updated accordingly, namely, no flag of IPA, instead I inserted
scripts in order to use IPA font only if the system lacks a Japanese font.

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Received on Tuesday, 8 February 2011 05:55:00 UTC