[webkit-dev] Top 100 sites browsing tests proprosal

Balazs Kelemen kbalazs at webkit.org
Sun Jan 22 11:55:32 PST 2012

On 01/22/2012 08:24 PM, Thiago Marcos P. Santos wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Pablo Flouret <pablof at motorola.com 
> <mailto:pablof at motorola.com>> wrote:
>     On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 2:52 AM, Sergio Villar Senin
>     <svillar at igalia.com <mailto:svillar at igalia.com>> wrote:
>     > En 21/01/12 14:31, Zoltan Herczeg escribiu:
>     >> Just be careful with copyright issues.
>     >
>     > Could you elaborate on that?
>     I believe you'd need explicit permission from each website owner to
>     keep a (public-facing) copy of the pages you intend to use for
>     testing. I suppose if any local copies are stashed away somewhere and
>     never published it should be alright, but IANAL.
> Maybe instead of storing a local snapshot (assuming you need static 
> content for the tests), you can use a online snapshot of a top 100 
> website from http://web.archive.org for validation. Not sure if by 
> doing that you can face the same copyright issues, and... IANAL. :)
> Cheers,
As the goal is to test "real world" use case I think it can be even 
better to simply load the sites from network.
I see only two disadvantage of that but neither of them are blocker:
    1. The sites changing over time. However, as this would be a smoke 
test (and not a regtest or a perf test) I don't think it's a big problem
    2. Cannot test offline. Well, I don't think taking part in the 
development of WebKit is possible without being online anyway :)
Do you see other disadvantages?

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