This is just another public service announcement about the upcoming change to the unit tests. Last week I wrong about ‘mochi.test is the new localhost’, and this week I am reiterating that with more details.
After some feedback on the bug for this, we now have these options available:
With these options for referencing data in a test, you should be able to cover all the different networking scenarios that need testing. Keep in mind that mochi.test is the primary host and if you are posting a message to the parent window, the default domain is mochi.test, not localhost.
There is one other scenario where you need to get the real ip address of the server and this can be done with code like this:
var ios = Cc[“@mozilla.org/network/io-service;1″].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIIOService);
var pps = Cc[“@mozilla.org/network/protocol-proxy-service;1″].getService();
var uri = ios.newURI(“http://example.com”, null, null);
var pi = pps.resolve(uri, 0);
var host = “http://” + pi.host + “:” + pi.port;
From all the tests, test_prompt_async is the only test that needs this type of solution.
When we start running tests on windows mobile using the remote webserver, there won’t be any other changes needed other than what is mentioned above. Look for a demo from Clint at an upcoming Monday meeting.