Re: Deep linking to a reftest in another spec folder

On Nov 27, 2014, at 1:35 AM, Manuel Rego Casasnovas <> wrote:

> On 27/11/14 03:12, Gérard Talbot wrote:
>> Le 2014-11-26 21:07, Peter Linss a écrit :
>>> that should be fine. So long as the link to the reference is a
>>> relative path within the repository
>> It is; it's
>> href="../css-multicol-1/multicol-count-002-ref.xht"
>>> the build system should just deal
>>> with it. You might want to wait for tonight's build to be sure it's
>>> working before pushing a whole bunch of changes
> I thought this was not right after reading Rebecca's mail [1]:
> "At some point it'd be nice to come up with a strategy
> for sharing these common files across test suites, but right now it's
> better to keep all a test suites dependencies in within its spec dir."
> That's why I'd duplicated "ref-filled-green-100px-square.xht" inside
> "css-grid-1" instead of using a relative path like Gerárd is doing here.
> If we're going to use relative paths, we could probably get rid of all
> the duplicate files. For example, we have 11 instances of
> "ref-filled-green-100px-square.xht" in different spec folders.
> So I'm wondering what's the right approach. Any thoughts?

Hi Rego,

currently the build code locates reference files by relative path anywhere in the repository. During the build, all the reference files are copied to the output and the link paths are updated in the test source. So there's no need to duplicate reference files anywhere in the CSSWG repo.

We're not yet doing the same for support files so they _do_ need to be duplicated in a 'support' directory in the same directory as the test file in order to be copied into the build output and have the correct path. As some point we plan to add code to handle support files like we do the references.


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