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Re: UserAgent-specific files in Web Platform Tests

From: James Graham <james@hoppipolla.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 10:21:17 +0100
To: public-test-infra@w3.org
Message-ID: <f6f91b87-f449-074a-0962-dd4a485462df@hoppipolla.co.uk>
On 04/04/17 04:40, Vincent Scheib wrote:
> Even a Web Driver extension would require browsers to expose an API, and
> that costs code size for a testing only feature.

The reasons for preferring a WebDriver API where appropriate are 
twofold. Principally exposing things through WebDriver allows web 
developers to use them to test sites; an important part of the story 
around making the web a more appealing platform. The secondary reason is 
that integrating with an existing spec makes it obvious what quality bar 
has to be met for these testing features, which helps alleviate the 
concern around ending up  with tests that are nominally cross-vendor but 
actually tied to a specific implentation.
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