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  3. test-console.js
  4. test-encoding.js
  5. test-microtask-queuing.js
  6. test-timers.js
  7. test-url.js
  9. wpt.status

Web Platform Tests

The tests here are drivers for running the Web Platform Tests.

See test/fixtures/wpt/ for a hash of the last updated WPT commit for each module being covered here.

See the json files in the status folder for prerequisites, expected failures, and support status for specific tests in each module.

Currently there are still some Web Platform Tests titled test-whatwg-* under test/parallel that have not been migrated to be run with the WPT harness and have automatic updates. There are also a few test-whatwg-*-custom-* tests that may need to be upstreamed. This folder covers the tests that have been migrated.

How to add tests for a new module

1. Create a status file

For example, to add the URL tests, add a test/wpt/status/url.json file.

In the beginning, it‘s fine to leave an empty object {} in the file if it’s not yet clear how compliant the implementation is, the requirements and expected failures can be figured out in a later step when the tests are run for the first time.

See Format of a status JSON file for details.

2. Pull the WPT files

Use the git node wpt command to download the WPT files into test/fixtures/wpt. For example, to add URL tests:

$ cd /path/to/node/project
$ git node wpt url

3. Create the test driver

For example, for the URL tests, add a file test/wpt/test-url.js:

'use strict';

// This flag is required by the WPT Runner to patch the internals
// for the tests to run in a vm.
// Flags: --expose-internals

const { WPTRunner } = require('../common/wpt');

const runner = new WPTRunner('url');

// Copy global descriptors from the global object
runner.copyGlobalsFromObject(global, ['URL', 'URLSearchParams']);
// Define any additional globals with descriptors
runner.defineGlobal('DOMException', {
  get() {
    return require('internal/domexception');


This driver is capable of running the tests located in test/fixtures/wpt/url with the WPT harness while taking the status file into account.

4. Run the tests

Run the test using tools/ and see if there are any failures. For example, to run all the URL tests under test/fixtures/wpt/url:

$ tools/ wpt/test-url

To run a specific test in WPT, for example, url/url-searchparams.any.js, pass the file name as argument to the corresponding test driver:

node --expose-internals test/wpt/test-url.js url-searchparams.any.js

If there are any failures, update the corresponding status file (in this case, test/wpt/status/url.json) to make the test pass.

For example, to mark url/url-searchparams.any.js as expected to fail, add this to test/wpt/status/url.json:

  "url-searchparams.any.js": {
    "fail": "explain why the test fails, ideally with links"

See Format of a status JSON file for details.

5. Commit the changes and submit a Pull Request

See the contributing guide.

How to update tests for a module

The tests can be updated in a way similar to how they are added. Run Step 2 and Step 4 of adding tests for a new module.

The git node wpt command maintains the status of the local WPT subset, if no files are updated after running it for a module, the local subset is up to date and there is no need to update them until they are changed in the upstream.

How it works

Note: currently this test suite only supports .js tests. There is ongoing work in the upstream to properly split out the tests into files that can be run in a shell environment like Node.js.

Getting the original test files and harness from WPT

The original files and harness from WPT are downloaded and stored in test/fixtures/wpt.

The git node wpt command automate this process while maintaining a map containing the hash of the last updated commit for each module in test/fixtures/wpt/versions.json and test/fixtures/wpt/ It also maintains the LICENSE file in test/fixtures/wpt.

Loading and running the tests

Given a module, the WPTRunner class in test/common/wpt loads:

  • .js test files (for example, test/common/wpt/url/*.js for url)
  • Status file (for example, test/wpt/status/url.json for url)
  • The WPT harness

Then, for each test, it creates a vm with the globals and mocks, sets up the harness result hooks, loads the metadata in the test (including loading extra resources), and runs all the tests in that vm, skipping tests that cannot be run because of lack of dependency or expected failures.

Format of a status JSON file

  "something.scope.js": {  // the file name
    // Optional: If the requirement is not met, this test will be skipped
    "requires": ["small-icu"],  // supports: "small-icu", "full-icu"

    // Optional: the test will be skipped with the reason printed
    "skip": "explain why we cannot run a test that's supposed to pass",

    // Optional: the test will be skipped with the reason printed
    "fail": "explain why we the test is expected to fail"

A test may have to be skipped because it depends on another irrelevant Web API, or certain harness has not been ported in our test runner yet. In that case it needs to be marked with skip instead of fail.