[webkit-dev] Another WPT bite

Simon Fraser simon.fraser at apple.com
Thu May 11 21:46:47 PDT 2017

> On May 11, 2017, at 9:30 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl> wrote:
> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 8:27 PM, Simon Fraser <simon.fraser at apple.com> wrote:
>> I'm also concerned that with 4 vendors upstreaming their WPT tests, the WPT
>> repo will just become a morass of partially overlapping tests that takes 4x
>> longer to run than a curated repo.
> Why do you think WPT is not curated? It's an actively maintained test
> suite. Treating it as a dumping ground would be a mistake I think.
> For WHATWG standards we make sure to update corresponding tests for
> each change to the standard as well at which point any needed cleanup
> occurs (we didn't start out with this process unfortunately so there's
> definitely some cleanup left to be done here and there, but that's
> true for each software project).

I was under the impression that tests upstreamed from vendor repositories would land in WPT tests
with minimal review, based on the fact that they had been reviewed when landed in the vendor repo.

What's to stop 4 vendors from upstreaming similar but non-identical tests for a given feature?


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