[webkit-dev] Supporting w3c ref tests and changing our convention

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Mon Nov 14 11:41:41 PST 2011

On Nov 11, 2011, at 4:24 AM, Tor Arne Vestbø wrote:

> On 07.11.11 15:44, Alan Stearns wrote:
>> What if we defer some of the W3C metadata work until tests were actually submitted to the W3C?
>> 1. Tests we pull from W3C can run from manifests, since they are provided.
>> 2. Tests we develop ourselves just use a naming convention (refs are named *-ref.html, and there's one ref per test even if that's duplicative)
>> 3. When we choose to share a set of tests with the W3C, we do the extra work of adding metadata to the tests and possibly refactoring to reduce the number of -ref files. Once the W3C approves the tests we pull their copies and delete ours.
> I think this is the "best of both worlds" approach

Yes, I support this proposal too.

We may find we can automate (3) with a script. It sounds pretty mechanical.

For (2), I would name the reference files *-expected.html to fit in with other formats of expected results such as *-expected.txt and *-expected.png.

-- Darin

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