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[Discussion] choose appropriate tool for WCAG auto testing / visual regression tests #4871

davojta opened this Issue Oct 28, 2018 · 1 comment


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davojta commented Oct 28, 2018


  • Wagtail need a tool for auto frontend tests
  • wagtail need auto testing for wcag

Here is the cypress test for wagtail -

There are several solutions for wcag testing:

  • pa11yjs
  • axe-core

There also some options for visual regression testing

  • cypress
  • web driver
  • puppeteer

To be updated later )


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thibaudcolas commented Oct 28, 2018

To add a bit more context, here are the things we want to test accessibility-wise at the moment:

For the actual accessibility test engine, I feel pretty strongly about picking aXe since it's battle-tested, and is know to have a "no false positives" policy for use in automated tests.

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