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Re: Joining the Web Testing IG.

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:26:04 +0200
Message-ID: <4DF8C0FC.3050406@opera.com>
To: public-test-infra@w3.org
On 06/15/2011 04:12 PM, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> Does selenium allow for testing mobile browsers as well?
> Looking at
>    http://seleniumhq.org/about/platforms.html
> it doesn't seem to be the case.

It can in Opera at least because the test code and the browser instance 
are separated by the scope protocol, allowing them to be on seperate 
physical devices.

I have to say though that I have some reservations about using WebDriver 
for testing support of various standards. Although there are clearly 
things that it can do that we can't currently do with purely in-browser 
tools, it is rather complex. I would worry about differences in 
WebDriver implementations causing more apparent differences than actual 
bugs in the implementations.

It is possible, however, that I have misunderstood what people are 
proposing here. Is the idea to standardise on the use of WebDriver for 
testing other specs, or to standardise WebDriver itself?
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