[webkit-dev] Pixel tests and displaying text

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Wed Dec 8 12:57:10 PST 2010

On Dec 8, 2010, at 12:13 PM, Peter Kasting wrote:

> We could greatly decrease the number of these baselines by following a simple rule: don't display text unless you need to.

Seems like a good idea. I’m worried a bit, though, that if we can’t use any text in them at all, the tests are then not at all self explanatory. You have to be an expert on the test to understand what it’s testing and what success and failure look like.

Maybe we can come up with a new form of test that puts the explanation of the test somewhere that will not be dumped and the test in a frame, and have the pixel tests dump only the frame.

    -- Darin

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