[webkit-dev] Blog post(s) about layout tests

Ojan Vafai ojan at chromium.org
Thu Jan 27 16:18:26 PST 2011

Looks great to me. I think web developers are interested in browser
testing and this can be a resource we point them to in order to help
them understand how to write good reduced test cases. In fact, a post
about writing good reduced test cases for bugs would be a great

On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Mihai Parparita <mihaip at chromium.org> wrote:
> Hi Song,
> I've added a link to https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/WikiStart#LayoutTests at the end of the first post.
> Mihai
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 7:42 PM,  <song.7.liu at nokia.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> But where is the reference link in WebKit documentation site?A central place could help manage the doc and people find it…
>  Thanks,Song
>  From: webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org [mailto:webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org] On Behalf Of ext Mihai Parparita
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:24 AM
> To: WebKit Development
> Subject: [webkit-dev] Blog post(s) about layout tests
> I noticed that we haven't done any posts on the WebKit blog about layout tests. Since getting good reductions in bug reports is very helpful, it seems like educating web developers about how we test things is helpful.
>  I've written a draft pair of posts that talk about layout tests in general/theory (part I) and some nitty-gritty details that we run into with the system as it stands today (part II). The posts can also be combined into one, if that makes more sense:
>  https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=17OqoB-eBxcsJHpZeAyBAOUPG3Y903Ef2S-PKfKM4xBQ
>  I've shown the draft to a few web developer friends, and their eyes didn't totally glaze over :). The post is link-heavy (generally into Trac, and Bugzilla), I'm hoping that would also encourage exploration of the code/site by people interested in contributing.
>  Let me know if you think this is appropriate for the WebKit blog, and if so what the mechanics of posting on the blog are.
>  Thanks,Mihai P.S. If you'd like to make comments on the document directly, let me know and I can add you as an editor.

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