[webkit-dev] Another WPT bite

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Thu May 11 23:35:59 PDT 2017

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 11:32 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl> wrote:
> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 6:46 AM, Simon Fraser <simon.fraser at apple.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> I think that's under the expectation that those reviewing WPT changes
> have some familiarity with the structure of WPT.
>> What's to stop 4 vendors from upstreaming similar but non-identical tests for a given feature?
> Usually when a new feature is in development developers from the
> various vendors use the relevant standards forum to coordinate on
> testing and avoid duplication.

Also, if someone is fixing a bug or implementing a feature with a new
test, and some other starts passing / failing, then the person would
be compelled to either modify the existing test or de-duplicating the

We all have to be diligent in this regard but it's not much worse than
what we have to do in WebKit to avoid keep adding similar tests.

- R. Niwa

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