[webkit-dev] Another WPT bite

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue May 16 01:54:54 PDT 2017

> On May 16, 2017, at 1:16 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 11:57 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 7:29 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> Given we're talking about how these tests are ran inside WebKit,
>>> whether there is an agreement about this or not is sort of irrelevant.
>>> If a test doesn't run as expected, we can run it inside a HTTP server.
>> I was just trying to help clarify why what makes sense for WebKit,
>> might not make sense for tests designed to run on all engines. If
>> that's not desired here, I'll stop.
> Sure, I don't think we're interested in changing the way tests are ran
> elsewhere.
> It would be great if upstream web-platform-tests could use relative
> paths whenever possible or allowed annotation (e.g. we'd add such
> annotation) as to which tests could be ran locally via file URL.
> However, that's more or less a secondary concern (nice-to-have)
> whereas how web-platform-tests are imported and ran in WebKit are a
> lot more important to us due to the impact it has on our development
> process, tooling, as well as the maintenance cost.

I agree with Ryosuke. We don't want to impose on others, but these two changes would be convenient for WebKit's use. Perhaps somewhere in WPT space (a GitHub issue?) would be the appropriate venue to discuss it. I am assuming here the tradeoff is just the maintenance burden of keeping the relative paths up to date, but maybe there is some deeper reason not to do it.

 - Maciej

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