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Re: Screen capture API

From: Simon Stewart <shs@google.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:38:30 +0100
Message-ID: <CANxb9m6z-AJtpC5D_OzgDKYMdntJGAZ14UW_tSJgOCikWZjHhw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: public-test-infra@w3.org
The existing WebDriver implementations all support some level of
screenshot capture, and the need for something like this, particularly
when the browser being automated is remote from the user and as a
diagnostic aid, seems apparent to me. I'd be interested about others
view on this.

Simon

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> we've been talking about automated testing in DAP and the "Web Driver" API based on the draft WG charter[0], and it strikes me that a useful addition which does not seem to be taken into account is that of a screen capture API that will return a capture of the entire scrolling rendering of the page at a given viewport width. This can prove very useful in testing variance in rendering.
>
> Just a thought :)
>
> [0] http://www.w3.org/2011/08/browser-testing-charter.html
>
> --
> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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