Transition Request: WebDriver to Recommendation

This is a request from the Browser Testing and Tools Working Group to
transition the WebDriver spec to Recommendation.

# Title: WebDriver
# URL:
# Estimated publication date: 04 June 2018

# Abstract
WebDriver is a remote control interface that enables introspection and
control of user agents. It provides a platform- and language-neutral wire
protocol as a way for out-of-process programs to remotely instruct the
behavior of web browsers.  Provided is a set of interfaces to discover and
manipulate DOM elements in web documents and to control the behavior of a
user agent. It is primarily intended to allow web authors to write tests
that automate a user agent from a separate controlling process, but may
also be used in such a way as to allow in-browser scripts to control a —
possibly separate — browser.  The standard forms part of the Web Testing
Activity that authors a larger set of tools commonly used for testing.

# Status

# Wide review

* 16 W3C Member organizations supported publication (including
  representatives from all four major browser-engine projects)
* 4 W3C Member organizations abstained

# Implementation information

WebDriver is widely supported, with implementations shipping for all four
major browser engines.

# Changes
No changes since PR.

# Requirements satisfied:
No changes since PR.

# Issues addressed
No changes since PR.

# Dependencies met:
No changes since PR.

# Formal Objections

# Patent Disclosures

Michael[tm] Smith

Received on Thursday, 31 May 2018 13:30:00 UTC