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Re: [css-flexbox] Edits to testsuite have broken some submitted tests

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 15:04:06 -0400
To: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <25e48073360f519d69d3a9475d162613@gtalbot.org>
Le 2014-05-22 13:39, Daniel Holbert a écrit :
> On 05/22/2014 10:21 AM, Gérard Talbot wrote:
>> One importantissimo detail.
>> 
>> If the src file is an XHTML file, then
>> 
>> <style type="text/css"><![CDATA[
> [...]
>> http://testthewebforward.org/docs/test-templates.html#including-styles
>> 
>> should be used so that problem-free XHTML-to-HTML autoconversion can 
>> be
>> done.
> 
> Thanks. Does this mean I should operate under the assumption that all
> submitted XHTML tests are going to be autoconverted and displayed as
> HTML, then?


Personally, I recommend to create and submit all tests in XHTML1 (this 
is what I do myself) because

1- the tests will be converted in HTML; in HTML4.01 strict or in HTML5. 
Right here, I do not have to know about which particular HTML format
2- after installing HTML Validator 0.9.5.8
http://users.skynet.be/mgueury/mozilla/
, I can see immediately - as I code tests - if there is one single 
validation error or problem with tests. This, I would not be able to see 
if I was choosing HTML5 for my tests
3- Thanks to Link Widgets 1.7.0.1
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/link-widgets/
, I can switch to reference files of reftests very easily and quickly



Things to remember.

Use
<style type="text/css"><![CDATA[
...
]]></style>

Use Test Template.

Avoid underscore character in file name; use hyphen instead. This is a 
frequently seen issue.

If you use HTML5, then systematically include <meta charset="utf-8"> as 
first element of the <head> block. This is especially important if your 
tests does not use english

eg:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
     <meta charset="utf-8">
(...)

Gérard
Received on Thursday, 22 May 2014 19:04:40 UTC

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