[webkit-dev] Another WPT bite

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Fri May 12 19:48:25 PDT 2017

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 7:38 PM, Brian Burg <bburg at apple.com> wrote:
> If the person works on WebKit, then it seems unreasonable that they would do work without a checkout.

This is not entirely true. If I have an iOS device, it's a lot easier
to load up a web page on a public server somewhere rather than setting
up a server on my mac, and then making it visible to my iPhone / iPad.

Also, I find it extremely useful to be able to run a test without
having a WebKit checkout since I install many different OS'es on many
Macs in order to figure out when a regression got introduced in the
underlying system itself, etc...

> If they don’t work on WebKit, then you could run wptserve on a machine
> somewhere and link to that copy. We have several servers that exist solely
> to host test content, it doesn’t seem like a big deal to make one of them
> update regularly and relaunch wptserve to pick up test harness changes.

Indeed such a server already exists for web-platform-tests.:

We could setup a similar server for layout tests but I'm not certain
if layout tests are written to be secure to be hosted on a publicly
visible server.

- R. Niwa

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