[webkit-dev] Handling failing reftests

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Thu Apr 12 13:43:26 PDT 2012

Right but you wouldn't know platform-specific issues until you land them.
e.g. rounding errors, subtle font differences in edge cases, etc...

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Jacob Goldstein <jacobg at adobe.com> wrote:

> Isn't the goal of writing a ref test that it is not platform specific?
> From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org>
> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:29:42 -0700
> To: Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org>
> Cc: Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org>, WebKit Development <
> 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> 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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