User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0b4pre) Gecko/20100817 Minefield/4.0b4pre
This test is bogus. In particular, the SVG spec is very clear that the text should be laid out in such a way that the baseline of the text is at the y position of the <text> element, and since the "y" attribute is not specified, the y position defaults to 0. Thus all the text is above the top of the <svg> bounding box and is clipped out.
And it's clipped out because SVG 1.1 section 14.3.3 says that the default value of 'overflow' for <svg> is 'hidden'.
It might be good to also keep the original tests but change the pass condition to the content not being visible (which IE9 would therefore fail).
Patrick Dengler [MSFT] 10 Feb 2011 3:30 PM
> 589638 and 589639 states that the test is 'bogus' because the default in SVG
> for overflow is hidden. We discussed this in the working group and since the
> default in CSS for HTML is overflow:visible, and since this is an HTML page
> (and not SVG or XHTML), the default should be visible, these seem to be valid.
> The initial value for ‘overflow’ as defined in [CSS2-overflow] is 'visible',
> and this applies also to the root ‘svg’ element; however, for child elements
> of an SVG document, SVG's user agent style sheet overrides this initial value
> and sets the ‘overflow’ property on elements that establish new viewports
> (e.g., ‘svg’ elements), ‘pattern’ elements and ‘marker’ elements to the value
If I'm reading that right (probably not), that <svg> element should have "overflow: visible" on it.
SVG's user agent style sheet is applied to all documents, though, not just SVG documents... That informative text is not consistent with normative text elsewhere, basically, as far as I can see.
In particular, the normative text at http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/styling.html#UAStyleSheet which clearly says that that rule applies to all <svg> elements, not just those in an SVG document.
Not sure why this is a tech evangelism issue and who/what actions should be taken on that?
It seems more a discussion in between people involved in creating test suites.
This isn't a test suite; it's an IE marketing site...