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Re: CSS 2.1 @charset tests invalidated by Level 3

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:51:02 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+cToD8ujjCfYeg_Ggb50uxT-9wy2wyoaNuUNhTXDw-uLg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>
Cc: Arron Eicholz <arronei@microsoft.com>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:41 AM, Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com> wrote:

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> On 02/11/2015 05:15 PM, Arron Eicholz wrote:
> > On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:46 AM Ms2ger
> > [mailto:ms2ger@gmail.com] wrote:
> >> On 02/11/2015 04:35 PM, Arron Eicholz wrote:
> >>> You created new tests for CSS-syntax. Please move these tests
> >>> there (CSS-Syntax) and revert your changes to CSS 2.1. Those
> >>> CSS 2.1 tests were correct for 2.1. And will remain correct
> >>> unless we do some major reworking of the spec in errata which I
> >>> seriously doubt.
> >>>
> >>> It may be a good idea to put a note in the CSS 2.1 test cases
> >>> that they have be superseded by new tests. Maybe even link to
> >>> the new tests.
> >>
> >> I'm not sure what goal you're pursuing here, but mine, and I hope
> >> the CSSWG's as well, is improving interoperability. Your
> >> suggestion hurts that goal, so I find it objectionable.
> >>
> >
> > I understand your goal but that isn't the goal of the test suites.
>
> Then that's something we should fix.
>

You presume there is agreement that it (the process) is broken. I don't
believe that is the case. It has always been as Arron writes, and for a
specific reason. That some should wish to expand the role of W3C test
suites to deal with interoperability has been thoroughly discussed, and
proposals made to fund such work. Alas, the resources were not forthcoming.
Notwithstanding, a good (though incomplete) effort has been made by Robin,
Philippe, and others in the form of the WPT.

It is likely that this state of affairs will remain as such unless someone
comes up with, say, 10-20M$ to properly resource such an effort.


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> Ms2ger
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