[webkit-dev] Another WPT bite

Geoffrey Garen ggaren at apple.com
Tue May 9 08:58:42 PDT 2017

> Another concern is the ease of running tests for developers: drag&dropping tests into a browser instead of running a server.

Yeah, it’s a pretty big concern if you can’t just drop a simple test case into a browser.

> We can partially accommodate this by rewriting testharness.js/testharnessreport.js urls.
> A significant and growing amount of wpt tests will not behave as expected (other resources loaded, origins, need for specific headers, need for https…)

This might be a reason to prefer WPT tests when you know you’re testing something whose behavior depends on http. But in all other cases, the ability for a test to be a self-contained file that can run in any browser, upload to a bug tracker, and so on, is super valuable.


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