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Re: [CSS21] Test Suite

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 17:07:53 +0200
Message-ID: <44909362.20040723170753@w3.org>
To: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Thomas Scholz <info@scholz-webdesign.de>, www-style@w3.org

On Friday, July 23, 2004, 3:26:59 PM, Philip wrote:

PT> Ian Hickson wrote:

 >> One of the prerequisistes for the test suite will be setting the default
 >> colours to black text on white background, link colours to blue and
 >> visited colours to purple, default font size to 16 pixels, resolution to
 >> 96dpi, and various other such changes. If tests had to handle all the
 >> various different kinds of setups, they would become ridiculously
 >> complicated and require support for much more before being able to test
 >> anything at all.

PT> I have to confess, I don't understand this : there will be many, many
PT> potential testers who do not have their browsers configured to meet
PT> these requirements; why can the tests not start by defining settings
PT> for the BODY and/or HTML regions which establishe this environment and
PT> by displaying introductory material which can be used to verify that the
PT> pre-test criteria are now met : the tests could then go on to test the
PT> far more complex issues which they are designed to test without requiring
PT> that all testers use the same baseline configuration.

That seems reasonable, although its not possible to set resolution using
a CSS property. Thankfully.

PT>   Surely one of the
PT> main points of the tests is to ensure that /no matter how/ a user may have
PT> elected to configure his/her browser, certain effects can be reliably
PT> accomplished using CSS ?


 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
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