[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 14524] New: Inspector should be usable as a reduction engine

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Wed Jul 4 12:01:29 PDT 2007


           Summary: Inspector should be usable as a reduction engine
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 522+ (nightly)
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: Web Inspector
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: sherlock at genome.stanford.edu

When I report a bug, I don't have the skill or the time to make a reduction. 
However, if the web inspector allowed me to do this easily, I would be much
more likely to make an attempt.  E.g. right clicking on part of a page could
have a menu item of "Inspect Element for Reduction", indicating that the thing
you were clicking on had some kind of layout bug.  Then, in docked mode, the
Inspector could successively strip away parts of the page, asking you if the
layout problem was still visible, with the goal of reducing the page to a bare
minimum containing only those parts sufficient and necessary to still show the
incorrect behavior (possibly with the original text replaced with lorem ipsum
content, for privacy reasons).  It could then let you save the reduced version,
for submission to bugzilla.  I'm sure this is non-trivial to engineer, but it
sure would be a useful tool.

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