CSS1 Test Suite: Understanding the Test Pages

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Each page has a number of test statements, each of which describes a given effect which should be seen. If the effects you see do not match the description given, then there is a problem with your browser's CSS support. The test statements on each page are duplicated inside a one-cell table. This was done to provide at least rudimentary testing of conformance within tables, which are know to be a weak point in many CSS implementations.

Above the test statements, the style declarations for that specific page are displayed. There are also navigation links at the top and bottom of the page. The top of the page will look something like this:

CSS1 Test Suite: 5.2.4 font-variant

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The first line is not only the page's title, but also includes the name of the property being tested on that page, and its section number in the CSS1 specification. The six links under the title are, respectively:

Finally, it is assumed that visual user agents are being tested against this test suite, and the test statements are written with this assumption in mind. There are currently no provisions given for text-only agents, although these should still be testable, or for speaking browsers, which are beyond the scope of CSS1 in any case.

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