W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html-testsuite@w3.org > November 2010

RE: HTML Testing Task Force Conf Call Agenda 11/16/2010

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:22:54 +0000 (UTC)
To: Kris Krueger <krisk@microsoft.com>
cc: public-html-testsuite@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1011301922440.11018@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 30 Nov 2010, Kris Krueger wrote:
> * Approved test case bug 
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11236 is valid and the 
> spec seems to be inconsistent - Ian (google)?

Not sure what this is referring to... what's inconsistent?

> * Need help from the editor to solidify the spec in a way so that we 
> have reliable 'anchors' moving forward that tests can reference

I strongly recommend against referencing the spec from the tests. Doing so 
is a maintenance nightmare, and usually leads to people not questioning 
invalid tests (because they'll look at the referenced part of the spec, 
see what they think is the spec confirming the test's validity, and miss 
some other part of the spec that invalidates the test, even though 
normally they would not have missed that section since they would have 
come across it first).

Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
Received on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 19:23:27 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 15:49:37 UTC