[webkit-dev] CSS 2.1 Test Suite

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Wed Apr 11 12:27:23 PDT 2012

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Robert Hogan <lists at roberthogan.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 April 2012 20:11:23 Alan Stearns wrote:
>> The best way to judge whether a reference result is correct is to submit
>> the result to the W3C CSS 2.1 test suite and have it reviewed. The only
>> way this test suite will get more reference results is if people like us
>> volunteer to submit references. If it's useful to us to have these
>> 'homebrew reference results' then it will be useful to everyone else who
>> uses the suite.
> Agreed. This will help us land the tests that already pass and won't slow
> down the effort to fix the css tests that we don't. We can agree to only
> import css tests with reftests and get NRWT working on them. I hope to do
> this in:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83048
> However I do think we need a decision on how we:
> 1. Land fixes for currently broken tests that don't have a reftest.
> 2. Clean up the existing css2.1/20110323 folder.
> If it's just a case of living with pixel results for now I'm happy with
> that. But I think allowing them to live outside css2.1/20110323 would
> encourage me and others to write reftests while we're fixing the tests'
> results on WebKit.
> From listening to Maciej, Ojan and Ryosuke it is not an option to keep
> homebrew reftests in css2.1/20110323 for two good reasons: it breaks
> important assumptions in the way the reftest harness works, and it is
> better to keep imported test suites clean and unmodified.
> So it's either 1 or 2 above I think. I would prefer 2 as it won't bloat git
> checkouts so much and will make fixes easier to land.

What does "clean up the existing folder" entail?

-- Dirk

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