[whatwg] Cross browser automated tests
ian at hixie.ch
Tue May 20 19:51:45 PDT 2008
On Wed, 21 May 2008, Sylvain Pasche wrote:
> I'm working on an experimental project to build a set of cross browser
> automated tests. The idea would be to have a repository of browser
> independent automated tests. Existing test suites could be imported into
> Would WHATWG be interested in such a project?
I think that would be great; if you do go ahead with this, you are welcome
to use the WHATWG wiki and other resources. I encourage you to use the
implementors mailing list for this:
> To meet these goals, such an API should be as unobtrusive as possible:
> * One .js file to include
I recommend not embedding any JS, but instead requiring that the following
two lines be used to report results (or something like them):
...and using <iframe>s to embed the tests one after another. I use
something similar for my performance tests:
This makes the test even easier to maintain, and also makes it a lot
easier to reimplement the harness or to share tests between hardnesses.
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