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Re: Requirements flags in reference files

From: Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:53:38 -0400
Message-ID: <9bdafafc45a30ddf2e105b0cd1e86ab2.squirrel@ed-sh-cp3.entirelydigital.com>
To: "Rebecca Hauck" <rhauck@adobe.com>
Cc: "Peter Linss" <peter.linss@hp.com>, "Bem Jones-Bey" <bjonesbe@adobe.com>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>

Le Mer 26 juin 2013 19:45, Rebecca Hauck a écrit :
> Hey Peter & Gérard,
>
> I've seen Gérard remove these flags in the past [1], but the guidelines
> [2] are somewhat ambiguous. Should a ref file not have flags?

According to

Simplified Reference Format
http://wiki.csswg.org/test/reftest#the-reftest-reference-file

"
Unlike the format for the test file, there is no metadata except for the
author credits and optional reference links.
"

> For cases
> where the test and the reference have the same flag (for example, ahem),
> it makes sense that you needn't duplicate the info in the ref file as
> its bound to the test.  What about cases where the ref file has a flag
> that the test file does not? An example off the top of my head is maybe
> using SVG to render something equivalent that you're testing in CSS.
>
> And more generally, how exactly are these flags used?


<meta name="flags" content="[requirement flags]">

and

<meta name="assert" content="Test checks that [explanation of what
you're trying to test].">

are only used for test files.

Gérard

> I saw some
> confusion about flags at TestTWF Tokyo as well that raises this question
> for me.
>
> (cc'ing my colleague Bem, who's not subscribed to this list, but who's
> encountering this situation)
>
> Thanks,
> -Rebecca
>
> [1] http://hg.csswg.org/test/rev/ed3f96bded71
> [2] http://wiki.csswg.org/test/format#requirement-flags
>


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