Headless IE rendering

posted: 01 Nov 2013

If you've ever used or heard of phantom.js, you'll know the advantages that a tool like this can bring to testing web front ends. However, until recently, there was no way to capture rendered output from other rending engines besides webkit/blink. Now, however, a new headless rendering engine has joined the scene, TrifleJS. Trifle still uses the V8 JavaScript engine, but uses IE's Trident rendering engine to accomplish the --render output.

If you know the Phantom API, you shouldn't find Trifle too daunting as it is a port of Phantom. Now we can at least verify renderings, if not JS compatibility, across both Chrome and IE.