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Date Version Author Description
13/07/2016 1.0 Ciprian Muresan & Vlad Bacia Created first draft
06/10/2016 1.1 Bogdan Maris Updated testplan
24/07/2017 1.2 Ciprian Georgiu Updated testplan



The Simplify Page feature is a printing option that enables the user to print articles through the Reader View feature, in essence simplifying the page and changing the fonts for it to be more legible.


This wiki details the testing that will be performed for the Simplify Page feature. It defines the overall testing requirements and provides an integrated view of the project test activities.


Engineering - Matheus Longaray
Platform Engineer - Mike Conley (irc: mconley)


  • Nightly:

PM for QA team - Rares Bologa (irc: RaresB)
Leading QA efforts - Paul Oiegas (irc: pauloiegasSV)
QA - Ciprian Muresan (irc: cmuresan)

  • Dev Edition, Beta, Release:

QA Lead: Bogdan Maris mail , :bogdan_maris on IRC

Feature email address: TBD

Testing summary

Scope of Testing

In Scope

The goal is to use Reader View when printing pages.

Out of Scope

Following areas/features are considered out of scope and will not be considered as testing zones to be handled in this test plan:

- Mac OS X testing
- Mobile testing

Requirements for testing


Testing will be performed on the following OSes (both x86 & x64 infrastructures):

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04

Test Strategy

Test Objectives

This section details the progression test objectives that will be covered.

Ref Function Test Objective Evaluation Criteria Test Type Owners
1 Simplify Page is on Verify that the “print.use_simplify_page” is set to true in about:config Observe the pref value Manual Eng Team
2 Simplify Page functionality Verify that the feature works 1. Print Preview an article
2. Click the Simplify Page checkbox
Manual Eng Team
3 Private Browsing Verify that the feature works while in private browsing 1. Print Preview an article
2. Click the Simplify Page checkbox
Manual Eng Team
4 Availability Verify the availability of the option 1. Pages which have Reader View available can be simplify-able
2. Pages which don’t have Reader View available can’t be simplify-able
Manual Eng Team
5 Simplify Page is off Set “print.use_simplify_page” to false The simplify page checkbox no longer appears in Print Preview Manual Eng Team


This section should contain links for builds with the feature -

Test Execution Schedule

The following table identifies the anticipated testing period available for test execution.

Project phase Start Date End Date
Start project 01/03/2016 - 21/07/2017
Study documentation/specs received 05/07/2016 06/07/2016
QA - Test plan creation 13/07/2016 14/07/2016
QA - Test cases/Env preparation 14/07/2016 15/07/2016
QA - Nightly Testing 22/05/2017 02/06/2017
QA - Beta Testing 17/07/2017 21/07/2017
Release Date - -

Testing Tools

Process Tool
Test plan creation Mozilla wiki
Test case creation Google Docs
Test case execution Google Docs
Bugs management Bugzilla



  • Track the dates and build number where feature was released to Nightly
  • Track the dates and build number where feature was merged to Aurora
  • Track the dates and build number where feature was merged to Release/Beta

Risk analysis

Risk areas Mitigation
External dependencies on the Print feature Simplify Page is dependent on the ability to print




  • Summary of testing scenarios

Test Areas

Test Areas Covered Details
Private Window Yes
Multi-Process Enabled Yes
Multi-process Disabled Yes
Theme (high contrast) Yes
Mouse-only operation Yes
Keyboard-only operation No
Display (HiDPI) Yes
Interaction (scroll, zoom) Yes
Usable with a screen reader No e.g. with NVDA
Usability and/or discoverability testing Yes Is this feature user friendly
Help/support interface required TBD Make sure link to support/help page exist and is easy reachable.
Support documents planned(written) TBD Make sure support documents are written and are correct.
Feature upgrades/downgrades data as expected N/A
Does sync work across upgrades No Not relevant
Requires install testing No
Affects first-run or onboarding No
Does this affect partner builds? Partner build testing No We won't have partner builds available for testing in the Nightly or Aurora channels
Enterprise Raise up the topic to developers to see if they are expecting to work different on ESR builds
Enterprise administration
Network proxies/autoconfig
ESR behavior changes
Locked preferences
Data Monitoring
Temporary or permanent telemetry monitoring No
Telemetry correctness testing No
Server integration testing No
Offline and server failure testing No
Load testing No
Add-ons If add-ons are available for testing feature, or is current feature will affect some add-ons, then API testing should be done for the add-on.
Addon API required?
Comprehensive API testing
Testing with existing/popular addons Yes
Security Security is in charge of Matt Wobensmith. We should contact his team to see if security testing is necessary for current feature.
3rd-party security review  ?
Privilege escalation testing  ?
Fuzzing  ?
Web Compatibility depends on the feature
Testing against target sites Yes
Survey of many sites for compatibility No
Interoperability depends on the feature
Common protocol/data format with other software: specification available. Interop testing with other common clients or servers.
Coordinated testing/interop across the Firefoxes: Desktop, Android, iOS
Interaction of this feature with other browser features Yes

Test suite

Bug Work

 Meta bug - Use Reader Mode for printing articles
Bug fix verification
Bug No Summary Status Firefox Version
123 bug summary NEW Nightly 45
Logged bugs
Bug No Summary Status Firefox Version
Bug 1285543 Different Yahoo News article title and content is displayed when using Reader Mode NEW Trunk
Bug 1285544 Pages printed with Simplify Page show "about:blank" in the upper right corner instead of the page URL RESOLVED FIXED Trunk
Bug 1285545 When printed, pages from National Geographic show a much larger logo instead of the normal one in Reader Mode RESOLVED WONTFIX Trunk
Bug 1285547 National Geographic articles that have videos break the Print Preview functionality NEW Trunk

Sign off


Check list

  • All test cases should be executed
  • Has sufficient automated test coverage (as measured by code coverage tools) - coordinate with RelMan
  • All blockers, criticals must be fixed and verified or have an agreed-upon timeline for being fixed (as determined by engineering/RelMan/QA)


Nightly testing

  • Link for the tests run
    • Daily Smoke suite -
    • Full Test suite -
    • Regression Test suite, if needed/available

Merge to Aurora Sign-off

  • Link for the tests run -
    • Full Test suite -


Exit Criteria Status Notes/Details
Testing Prerequisites (specs, use cases) [DONE]
Testing Infrastructure setup No
Test Plan Creation [DONE]
Test Cases Creation [DONE]
Full Functional Tests Execution [DONE]
Automation Coverage
Performance Testing
All Defects Logged
Critical/Blockers Fixed and Verified
Daily Status Report (email/etherpad statuses/ gdoc with results)
Metrics/Telemetry N/A
QA pre-Beta signoff - Testing in Nightly [DONE] 02/06/2017
Testing in Beta [DONE] 10/07/2017 to 21/07/2017
QA pre-Release Signoff - Testing in Beta [DONE] 21/07/2017