Fully namespaced, debuggable unit tests
a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
Thu Feb 28 19:55:20 UTC 2008
On 28-Feb-08, at 10:29 AM, Anastasia Cheetham wrote:
> Some observations (so far):
Using jsUnit, the test HTML markup is not actually rendered on-screen,
but is essentially 'virtually' rendered in an off-screen model. This
actually worked in our favor, because the Lightbox grid flows the
images according to the window width, and the off-screen model
indirectly resulted in a consistent window size, allowing the tests to
make assumptions about where the thumbnails are in relation to each
With the new testing framework, the test HTML markup is actually
rendered, which means that the spatial arrangement of the thumbnails
is dependent on the window size, and our assumptions no longer hold.
We have ways of forcing the grid into a certain size, and I'm working
with that now, so we should be able to address this.
Also: The tests are not terribly successful in IE on Windows.
I haven't fully identified what's going on, but the first test runs,
but seems to simply fail outright in its attempt to move an image by
simulating a control+arrow. Subsequent tests encounter an undefined
error attempting to focus the Lightbox. This seems to be related to
setup and teardown issues, because this happens regardless of the
order the tests are run (first test runs, next test has error).
Anastasia Cheetham a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
Software Designer, Fluid Project fluidproject.org
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto
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