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Re: Writing Modes PR & Testsuite

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:34:25 +0000
Message-ID: <CAHKdfMhAtZ0Q+ieeDqyhcuD-zkUSVN8C+fGrrtESzPydkenpig@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 10:48 PM, Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com> wrote:
>
> Yesterday, we resolved to publish either a CR or, preferably if the
> Process allows it, a PR of Writing Modes Level 3.
>
> However, I'm unconvinced we have a testsuite sufficient to leave CR
> (and proceed to PR) with; we seem to have hundreds of reftests which
> fail due to anti-aliasing differences.
>
> According to the test harness, Firefox passes 89.02% of the testsuite
> (which it makes out to be 1120 tests); running locally all automated
> tests, I get 1045 tests (910 parents, 135 subtests; as far as I'm
> aware the harness has no notion of harnesses), of which 457 pass and
> 588 fail: this implies that 89.02% of the entire testsuite cannot
> pass.
>
> Looking into many of the failures, it quickly became apparent that
> hundreds of these failures is down to anti-aliasing differences in
> reftests; I've filed a bug for this at
> <https://github.com/w3c/csswg-test/issues/1174>.
>
> As such, I at least don't view the testsuite as ready to publish a PR
> and would raise a formal objection if we resolved to do so.

FWIW: this seems to be a general problem with thousands of our tests
in hidpi environments, and as such it makes no sense to hold Writing
Modes to a different standard. So, uh, ignore the above. :)

/g
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