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2  <html>  <html>
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4  <title>JSCoverage - help</title>  <title>JSCoverage - FAQ</title>
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13        <div id="jscoverage-main" class="yui-b">        <div id="jscoverage-main" class="yui-b">
14          <h2><abbr title="Frequently Asked Questions">FAQ</abbr></h2>          <h2><abbr title="Frequently Asked Questions">FAQ</abbr></h2>
15    
16            <h3>Can I use JSCoverage to measure code coverage for a page on <code>http://<var>example.com</var>/</code>?</h3>
17    
18            <p>
19            In order to measure the code coverage of a page on <code>http://example.com/</code>,
20            you must run <code>jscoverage</code> to create a <code>jscoverage.html</code> file on the
21            <code>example.com</code> server.  You cannot use <code>http://example.org/jscoverage.html</code>
22            to measure the code coverage of a page located on <code>http://example.com/</code>.
23            </p>
24    
25            <p>
26            The fundamental reason for this limitation is the
27            <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/components/same-origin.html">Same Origin Policy</a>
28            for untrusted JavaScript.
29            </p>
30    
31            <p>
32            (In fact, the current version of JSCoverage is slightly more restrictive
33            than this: it requires that the JavaScript being measured reside under the
34            same <strong>directory</strong> as the <code>jscoverage.html</code> file.)
35            </p>
36    
37            <h3>Why doesn't my test suite run under JSCoverage in Firefox 3?</h3>
38    
39            <p>
40            Firefox 3 introduces <a
41            href="http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/jsunit/message/1075">new
42            security restrictions</a> on local files.  Depending on the way your
43            test suite is organized, this may cause problems for JSCoverage.
44            (You may get the error "uncaught exception: Permission denied to get property Window._$jscoverage".)
45            There are several workarounds:
46            </p>
47    
48            <ul class="list">
49            <li><p>Place your files on a web server instead of loading them from the file system.
50                This is usually the simplest solution.</p>
51            <li><p>Organize your HTML files in your test suite in a flat directory structure.  For example, suppose that
52                you instrument your test suite with this command:</p>
53    <pre>
54    jscoverage src instrumented
55    </pre>
56                <p>If all your HTML files are located directly under the <code>src/</code> directory (i.e., not in a
57                subdirectory of <code>src/</code>), then you should not have any problems using Firefox 3.</p>
58            <li><p>Set the <a href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_configuration">Firefox preference</a> named
59                <code><a href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Security.fileuri.origin_policy">security.fileuri.origin_policy</a></code>
60                to 3.</p>
61            </ul>
62    
63          <h3>I'm trying to load my code with the URL          <h3>I'm trying to load my code with the URL
64          <code>file:///C:/foo/bar/jscoverage.html?foo/bar.html</code>          <code>file:///C:/foo/bar/jscoverage.html?foo/bar.html</code>
65          and I'm getting all kinds of JavaScript errors.</h3>          and I'm getting all kinds of JavaScript errors.</h3>
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72          As a workaround:          As a workaround:
73          </p>          </p>
74          <ul class="list">          <ul class="list">
75          <li>Place your files on a web server instead of loading them from the file system.          <li><p>Place your files on a web server instead of loading them from the file system.
76              (<code>http:</code> URLs work fine.)              (<code>http:</code> URLs work fine.)</p>
77          <li>Do not use a query string; enter your URL in the "URL" field in the "Browser" tab.          <li><p>Do not use a query string; enter your URL in the "URL" field in the "Browser" tab.</p>
78          <li>Rearrange your directory structure so that <code>bar.html</code>          <li><p>Rearrange your directory structure so that <code>bar.html</code>
79              ends up in the same directory as <code>jscoverage.html</code>; then              ends up in the same directory as <code>jscoverage.html</code>; then
80              you can use the URL              you can use the URL
81              <code>file:///C:/foo/bar/jscoverage.html?bar.html</code>              <code>file:///C:/foo/bar/jscoverage.html?bar.html</code>
82              with no slash in the query string.              with no slash in the query string.</p>
83          <li>Use a different browser.  (IE 7 seems to work.)          <li><p>Use a different browser.  (IE 7 seems to work.)</p>
84          </ul>          </ul>
85    
86          <h3>JSCoverage changes my cursor to a busy cursor, and it never changes back!</h3>          <h3>JSCoverage changes my cursor to a busy cursor, and it never changes back!</h3>
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101          (More information <a href="http://ajaxian.com/archives/garbage-collection-in-ie6">here</a>.)          (More information <a href="http://ajaxian.com/archives/garbage-collection-in-ie6">here</a>.)
102          </p>          </p>
103    
104          <h3>Can JSCoverage be used with <a href="http://www.jsunit.net/">JsUnit</a>?</h3>          <h3 id="jsunit">Can JSCoverage be used with <a href="http://www.jsunit.net/">JsUnit</a>?</h3>
105    
106          <p>          <p>
107          It is necessary to run JSCoverage in <dfn>inverted mode</dfn>.  You will have to          It is necessary to run JSCoverage in <dfn>inverted mode</dfn>.  You will have to
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127         </p>         </p>
128    
129  <pre>  <pre>
130  http://127.0.0.1/jsunit/testRunner.html?testPage=http://127.0.0.1/test.html&amp;autorun=true  http://127.0.0.1/jsunit/testRunner.html?testPage=http://127.0.0.1/test.html&amp;autoRun=true
131  </pre>  </pre>
132    
133        <p>        <p>
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145        <li><a href="demo.html">Demo</a>        <li><a href="demo.html">Demo</a>
146        <li><a href="download.html">Download</a>        <li><a href="http://siliconforks.com/jscoverage/download.html">Download</a>
147        <li>FAQ        <li>FAQ
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