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Re: [widgets] test-cases for icons: some possible errors

From: Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:30:55 +0000
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, cyril.concolato@telecom-paristech.fr, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, David Rogers <david.rogers@omtp.org>
Message-Id: <8D7E49C7-4864-4F17-8D79-8BB49CF83826@gmail.com>
To: marcosc@opera.com
On 9 Dec 2009, at 23:34, Marcos Caceres wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 9, 2009, at 14:31 , Cyril Concolato wrote:
>>> Actually, I have a problem with the way the test suite result are  
>>> expressed. Since there is no normative algorithm for the selection  
>>> of the actual displayed icon, why should the test suite results  
>>> but so strict. In particular, why does an implementation need to  
>>> list all icons, if its policy is to select the first one, correct  
>>> according to the spec, and that matches its needs. For example,  
>>> one could say:
>> Agreed, I think we should test for what the *first* icon is in the  
>> list (the one that's selected). Listing all the others isn't  
>> useful, they're never used.
> I agree that the strict ordering is irrelevant because of the reason
> Cyril mentioned. And yeah, I agree that having multiple icon choices
> was probably stupid idea :(But can we give it a month to see if anyone
> does anything interesting with multiple icons in a list?). If everyone
> ignores multiple icons, then we will chuck it out. A quicker route
> might be to ask implementers what they want... I know that Robin wants
> them gone, at least.
> Cyril and Scott, is this feature any use to you? I'll ask the Bondi
> guys (I've CC'd David).

I think having a list of icons in different sizes is useful for  
rendering widget galleries, so to that extent its useful (assuming  
most widget developers will not use SVG no matter how often they're  
told its good for them :-).

I do wonder however about the extent to which developers will want to  
produce localized icons for widgets, as its not really something in  
common practice now; localization of widgets tends to be mostly  
focussed on text labels rather than graphics. Is this feature in  
anticipation of a change of practice, or is it already common in some  

Exposing lists of icons in our gallery metadata - for the delivery  
platform to select which ones to display to users - is not a big deal  
technically and I can see apps using Wookie could make use of it.

> -- 
> Marcos Caceres
> http://datadriven.com.au

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