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Re: [W3C Web Crypto WG] how to progress ?

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:04:09 -0800
Message-ID: <CAEnTvdDD+QzdPANMjTn65P0_ifO=PzQCMSvJFwbnc46Pp7-sHA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "public-webcrypto@w3.org" <public-webcrypto@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> On 1/22/16 11:51 AM, Mark Watson wrote:
>> ​No idea. Point me at web-platform-tests 101 and I'll tell you :-)​
> http://testthewebforward.org/docs/ is sort of a place to start, kinda.
> But in terms of evaluating what you can do with them, the upshot is that
> you have a web server running on a localhost port, you have HTML, JS, etc
> on that server.  You use
> http://testthewebforward.org/docs/testharness-library.html to write the
> actual tests.
> There are some tests for getRandomValues at
> https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/tree/master/WebCryptoAPI that
> you can examine if that helps.
> You can also run the tests directly on the web at
> https://w3c-test.org/WebCryptoAPI/test_getRandomValues.html (or the same
> with http:// if desired).
> One benefit of using web platform tests for this is that I know for a fact
> that both Chrome and Firefox are running them in continuous integration,
> with periodic syncs from the upstream repo, and I belive Microsoft is as
> well (e.g. they have a fork of that repo at <
> https://github.com/MicrosoftEdge/web-platform-tests>).
> Another benefit is that it should be pretty easy to use the existing
> automation bits it has to generate reports on which browsers pass which
> tests.
> A third benefit is that anyone can contribute tests and all that.  ;)

​Well, those all sound like quite compelling benefits. Unless anyone has an
opinion to the contrary I suggest we work on putting a full suite of
WebCrypto tests there. I can start by migrating the Netflix test suites.


> -Boris
Received on Friday, 22 January 2016 19:04:41 UTC

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