[webkit-dev] sharing more test references

Robert Hogan lists at roberthogan.net
Wed Nov 14 10:44:59 PST 2012

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:01 AM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:

> The way ref tests are currently implemented, there is no direct way to
> say "use test X as a reference for test Y" (although this is in the
> W3C specs for ref tests, which suggests using <link> tags in the test
> html). Previous conversations on this topic have concluded with us
> thinking that we don't want to give up the convention of having an
> "-expected" file next to each test, and I still think this is a good
> idea.
> Can I +1 supporting the W3C method for using one reference result to
support multiple tests rather than come up with our own way?

https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83048 supported the W3C way but had
to be rolled out because it didn't work on Windows for reasons no one fully
understood because no one was able to test it on a Windows build.
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