[webkit-dev] Layout Tests and the W3C

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Mon Apr 15 17:31:00 PDT 2013

Hi all,

Those of you who are subscribed to blink-dev@ will see that I just sent out
a note entitled "Blink, Testing and the W3C", describing stuff I'm working
on to get the W3C tests running regularly as part of the layout tests. The
W3C has gotten to the point where they have many thousands of ref tests, a
lot of which are newer versions of old test suites that we imported once
upon a time (meaning that we can replace a lot of pixel tests with ref

That work leverages a bunch of work Rebecca Hauck has been working on that
actually started pre-Blink-fork, and in fact currently only exists as a
patch posted to bugs.webkit.org (
https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=111513 ).

I would like to get something resembling the same process working for both
WebKit and Blink, since we use basically the same tools. There will
probably be some differences, of course, e.g., in how we mirror repos and
track issues, but I would hope we'd all agree the more tests we can share
(both between WebKit and Blink and with other vendors like FF and IE) the
happier everyone will be, right?

We haven't really worked out the processes for how this'll work yet;
Rebecca and I were starting to work on it when the fork happened.

Assuming there is still interest, I'll start sketching out how things might
work for WebKit and report back. Also, if we actually start to make
progress on this, I'd be happy to talk about it at the WebKit committer's
meeting if there's interest there as well.


-- Dirk
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