[webkit-dev] Why are some layout tests renamed with a suffix of -disabled?
mitz at apple.com
Wed Nov 25 10:35:19 PST 2009
On Nov 25, 2009, at 9:55 AM, Darin Fisher wrote:
> Why are some layout tests renamed with a suffix of -disabled? Why aren't such tests simply added to the skipped list? Is -disabled simply the old way?
Usually a test is disabled, with a bug filed to re-enable it, when a WebKit bug makes it impossible to run the test (e.g. it crashes DumpRenderTree) or makes the test produce different results on each run (this can also be a bug in the test). The skipped lists are platform-specific, so they are not a good way to deal with such situations.
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