[webkit-dev] Top 100 sites browsing tests proprosal

Joe Mason jmason at rim.com
Mon Jan 23 06:17:14 PST 2012

People run test builds against live servers by hand all the time.  As long as we don't do it too often, I don't see a problem.  Especially as this list would be taken from a list of "top 100" web sites, which presumably would each be big enough to handle the traffic.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org [mailto:webkit-dev-
> bounces at lists.webkit.org] On Behalf Of Pablo Flouret
> Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 2:45 AM
> To: Sergio Villar Senin
> Cc: webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
> Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Top 100 sites browsing tests proprosal
> On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 11:37 PM, Sergio Villar Senin
> <svillar at igalia.com> wrote:
> > En 22/01/12 20:24, Thiago Marcos P. Santos escribiu:
> >> On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Pablo Flouret <pablof at motorola.com
> >
> >> 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. :)
> >
> > Maybe I didn't explain myself correctly, but my idea was not to store
> > snapshots in the WebKit SVN, it will not be a developer's tool like
> the
> > Layout tests or ref tests but something that will act similar to the
> > EWS. You will not be supposed to run those tests manually, bots will.
> >
> > That's the reason why I was not understanding the copyright concerns.
> I
> > know that they won't work offline, but again their purpouse will not
> be
> > to detect regressions ASAP as the layout tests, but to complement
> them.
> But are you planning to run test builds against live websites? That's
> not very polite on people's servers (i certainly wouldn't like anyone
> stress-testing my own servers for their benefit). And like some other
> people said, tests that rely on network randomness are not very
> reliable indicators of anything.
> --
> pablo flouret
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