an official W3C browser test

Sjoerd Visscher wrote:

 > BUT when the w3c issues an official browser test,
 > programmers will test their beta-browser on it,
 > and tweaking the code until it passes the test.
 > Programmers may incorrectly think that passing
 > the test means a 100% working browser.
 > This means that issuing an official browser test

True, passing a test suite doesn't guarantee conformance. 

But, working daily with browser vendors who use the CSS1 test suite, I
don't quite understand how a test suite -- being reasonbly complete
and well-designed -- would encourage more bugs. My experience point in
exactly the opposite direction.


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Received on Saturday, 9 January 1999 09:59:28 UTC