[XML-SIG] XML testing
Tue, 16 Jun 1998 10:35:09 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Andrew Kuchling wrote:
> One of the things I really want to have in the first beta is
> some sort of test suite; I expect that having it will help in shaking
> out numerous bugs across different parsers and drivers.
> The simplest test would be to have a little well-formed XML document,
> and try parsing it via SAX; [...]
I'd rate as "essential" a test suite of negative cases. That is, a
sequence that is known as *illegal*, and are flagged as such. Silently
accepting bogus code leads to much hair loss...
The easiest test suite would just do a 'diff' of generated and known-good
output, I think this is what Python's suite does. Comments?