[webkit-dev] window.internals abuse

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Thu Mar 14 16:20:27 PDT 2013

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 2:51 PM, James Robinson <jamesr at google.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>> \On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 1:43 PM, James Robinson <jamesr at google.com>wrote:
>>> The patch in question landed nearly a year ago and was added in order to
>>> test functionality that was (at the time) implemented in WebCore.
>>>  window.testRunner may have been a better choice, I don't remember what the
>>> state of it at the time was.  Nowadays the functionality under test is no
>>> longer in WebCore and thus this infrastructure is being removed so I think
>>> the question is moot.
>> Great. Thanks for the follow up. Perhaps we need a wiki page to
>> illustrate the use case for testRunner vs. internals?
>> I don't think many new contributors are aware of the different use cases
>> each object has.
> That sounds great.
> http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/Exposing%20WebKit%20internals%20for%20Layout%20Tests seems
> to cover some of this, but it seems a bit dated.

Added "improving wiki pages" as a hackathon idea to
http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/May%202013%20Meeting to make these improvements
since I don't have a time to do it myself at least for now.

- R. Nniwa
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