testing/web-platform/tests/docs/_running-tests/index.md
author Mike Pennisi <mike@mikepennisi.com>
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:36:20 +0000
changeset 464670 0a9bd27b33902cb0a5a6baca2ca7b6a74ea1dd37
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Bug 1493024 [wpt PR 13125] - [docs] Reorganize information on running the tests, a=testonly Automatic update from web-platform-tests [docs] Reorganize information on running the tests Previously, information was organized as follows: - Section: Introduction - Page: Introduction - Introductory material - Instructions for running the tests manually - Abbreviated instructions for `wpt run` - Section: Running the Tests - Page: Running the Tests - Instructions for `wpt run` - Instructions for the web runner - Notes on writing a custom runner Dispersing the information about "test running" across multiple sections tended to dilute the meaning of each section. It also made the introduction lengthier and possibly more intimidating (especially for readers who have no intention of running the tests manually). Restructure the information as follows: - Section: Introduction - Page: Introduction - Introductory material - Section: Running the Tests - Page: Running the Tests - Instructions for running the tests manually - Reference to "Running the Tests in Automation" - Page: Running the Tests in Automation - Instructions for `wpt run` - Instructions for the web runner - Notes on writing a custom runner -- wpt-commits: c271bdc85efc27839b01ec5aecf4f3a22084d820 wpt-pr: 13125

---
layout: page
title: Running Tests
---

The simplest way to run the tests is via the public website. More detail on
that approach is available in [Running tests from the Web][from-web].

Contributors who are interested in modifying and creating tests should refer to
[Running Tests from the Local System][from-local-system].

Advanced use cases may call for a customized method of executing the tests.
Guidelines for writing a custom "runner" are available at [Writing Your Own
Runner][custom-runner].

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