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Provide standard way to create/run QUnit tests for Gadgets and user scripts
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I was thinking about creating some QUnit tests for one of my user scripts and also for a gadget, but AFAIK there is no standard way to do this.

The [[Special:JavaScriptTest/qunit]] only says "This function has not been enabled on this wiki." but maybe it should provide a way to let users to run their QUnit tests, e.g. by defining the page name of a script, or some URL param.

For example, if a wiki has some gadgets the users (mainly sysops and gadget editors) could follow links to pages such as
[[Special:JavaScriptTest/qunit/<some name related to the gadget>]]
(or use a URL param, as in "Special:JavaScriptTest/qunit?gadget=foo") as soon as a gadget is changed, to ensure the latest changes didn't broke anything.

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He7d3r created this task.May 30 2012, 8:42 PM

One thing I'm not sure is where these tests should be defined: if a gadget has internal name "foo", but is defined on pages with different names, such as "MediaWiki:gadget-bar.js" and "MediaWiki:gadget-bar.css", where would we define the QUnit tests which would be executed when accessing

  • [[Special:JavaScriptTest/qunit/foo]]
  • Special:JavaScriptTest/qunit?gadget=foo

Should it be...

  • ... in [[MediaWiki:Gadget-foo/QUnit.js]] ? (then it would not be very obvious for users that its code is related to [[MediaWiki:Gadget-bar.js]])
  • ... in [[MediaWiki:Gadget-bar/QUnit.js]] (or [[MediaWiki:Gadget-bar.js/QUnit.js]]) ? (this would mean there could be more than one page where the Unit tests of a single gadget are defined - as many as the number of parts of this gadget)

What do you think?

We can probably do this once the Gadgets 2.0 infrastructure is in place...making this depend upon that.

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Copying what I wrote on T234661

Hi all. I've created w:en:User:Evad37/WikiUnit.js to make on-wiki unit testing of gadgets and scripts a bit easier to implement, and available when previewing or showing changes to code. Ideally this, or something like, it would become an extension. Feedback would be appreciated at

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