[webkit-dev] Handling failing reftests

Jacob Goldstein jacobg at adobe.com
Thu Apr 12 13:30:46 PDT 2012

Isn't the goal of writing a ref test that it is not platform specific?

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org<mailto:rniwa at webkit.org>>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:29:42 -0700
To: Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org<mailto:ojan at chromium.org>>
Cc: Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org<mailto:dpranke at chromium.org>>, WebKit Development <webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org<mailto:webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org>>
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Handling failing reftests

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org<mailto:ojan at chromium.org>> wrote:
I agree that it's hard sometimes to construct reftests that work, but once you've done so, the cost on the project of maintaining the test is usually considerably lower than pixel tests.

Not so sure. There are cases where we have these platform specific failures for ref tests, and they're much harder to fix than rebaselining pixel results.

- Ryosuke

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