[webkit-dev] Adding the test suites of JavaScript libraries (like Prototype, Dojo, YUI, jQuery, etc.) to the WebKit automated tests

glazedginger.com glazedginger at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 23:44:52 PDT 2007


We've briefly discussed this subject on IRC following the  
announcement of a similar undertaking by Mozilla.

To summarize, Mozilla is in the process of integrating the test  
suites of the main JavaScript libraries into their own code base.

For more details, you can read John Resig's blog posts on the subject  
here (John's the founder and lead developer of the jQuery JS lib and  
also works for Mozilla):


The idea behind this new thread is to see if something similar could  
be implemented in WebKit and if so, how.

Some points worth considering:

- keeping up with the new versions of the JS libs while continuing to  
support older ones (some sites still run legacy versions of the  
libraries, for example: http://www.apple.com/aperture/ is running  
Prototype version 1.4.0_rc3).
- having some kind of communication channel between the WebKit and JS  
lib developers.
- keeping the test suites short and manageable.

Thanks and best regards,

Tobie Langel
Prototype Core Team

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