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Re: choice of javascript DOM methods suitable for use in tests

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:30:38 -0800
Cc: Kris Krueger <krisk@microsoft.com>, "public-html-testsuite@w3.org" <public-html-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-id: <3E7E1C7F-CA39-4D5C-AE00-117357A8877E@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Nov 30, 2010, at 11:23 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Nov 2010, Kris Krueger wrote:
>> 
>> This is a spec bug and is not the first time this has come up on the 
>> list...
>> 
>> If we actually want to achieve interop (which we should from my point of 
>> view as the task force leader) the HTML5 spec needs to be changed to be 
>> more crisp on the rendering conformance requirements.
> 
> I don't understand how much crisper it could be. Could you elaborate?

Perhaps there could be a conformance class for which the rendering section is a MUST-level requirement.

(It can't be all visual interactive UAs, since mobile browsers and other specialized UAs commonly make different visual formatting choices, so it would have to be a new conformance class.)

Having such a conformance class would be useful only if there are UAs that would target 100% compliance with the rendering section. It sounds like we do expect this, for mainstream desktop browsers in their default configuration.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 19:31:38 UTC

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