As the WWW morphed from a system of interlinked hypertext documents to an advanced application delivery platform, the requirements on the underlining technologies and the browsers implementing them changed dramatically.
To ensure correctness in behaviour and that application code works across multiple browsers, standards come equipped with test suites. But interoperability can only be guaranteed by a more thorough testing effort. The W3C has launched a new project called Test the Web Forward to bridge this gap, and WebDriver sits at its centrepiece.
The talk will focus on the infrastructure that is being created to run these tests, and exemplify how the WebDriver library can be utilized in a complex and untraditional test running framework. It will also give a glance into the ongoing W3C WebDriver specification work, and where we are headed.