[XML-SIG] Advice On Testing With XML

Robert Kim Wireless Internet Advisor evdo.hsdpa at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 01:49:08 CEST 2009

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On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Tennis Smith<tennis at tripit.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for some guidence in handling a testing issue.  I'm new to
> XML/XSLT, so please bear with me.
> First, a little background.  My charter is to generate XML test messages to
> make sure we process them correctly.  These messages are validated against a
> schema.  I'm using generateDS to generate the test messages.  This ensures
> the xml is correct.
> Everything works great except for one problem that keeps cropping up.  Some
> elements cannot be defined easily ahead of time when generating the final
> test document.
> For example, a field of type "xs:date" will have to be modifed because tests
> are based on a relative date, not an absolute one. That is, dates in tests
> are based on things like "3 days before today".
> Therefore, I'd like to figure out some way to change certain fields like
> date so that I can pass a string and _still validate_ it against the
> schema.  Using the example, "-3" would be passed in the date field so that
> the test harness will recognize it as "today - 3 days".
> Put another way, the goal is to make this:
>   <xs:element maxOccurs="1" minOccurs="0" name="date" type="xs:date"/>
> ...behave like this:
>  <xs:element maxOccurs="1" minOccurs="0" name="date" type="xs:string"/>
> Naturally, I can edit and copy/paste into a completely new schema file. But
> I was hoping someone could tell me if I can do some kind of XSLT or whatever
> to get the same effect.
> Thanks,
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Robert Q Kim, Wireless Internet Provider

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