[webkit-dev] Settings and Preferences in layout tests

Brady Eidson beidson at apple.com
Wed Sep 26 13:53:59 PDT 2012

On Sep 26, 2012, at 1:48 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Simon Fraser <simon.fraser at apple.com> wrote:
>  First, direct calls on testRunner that just set preferences should be migrated to internals.settings or testRunner.overridePreference calls, I think (I don't know if either is preferred).
> I support the idea of unifying the approaches and just use internals.settings. However, the last time I checked, Alexey had some concerns about using internals due to settings may not be properly propagated to WebKit2 layer. Has this concern been addressed?

In general I prefer the overridePreference() calls whenever they exist.

internals.settings are not exposed in any real-world product whereas preferences exist in each platform's WebKit-layer API that they expose to their embedders in some form.


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