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Re: Intent of ER-XML

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:21:54 +0000
Message-ID: <4F4BC9C2.7060604@nag.co.uk>
To: public-xml-er@w3.org
On 27/02/2012 18:17, David Lee wrote:
> I'm +100 with Noah. If the primary purpose of defining to an API is
> for testability I think that makes this very hard. Its much easier to
> compare and test text then API behaviour. So we could define
> testability by a statement like "If the results of the XML-EHR
> processing model are serialized via the XML Text Serialization
> Specification they should look like this: ... " Then test case *in
> Text* could be produced and tested against using the plephra of XML
> diff/compare tools.    I think this is vastly easier than trying to
> test the results of say 2 DOM processors via API specs.
>
>

Yes agreed totally. Testing (or even discussing) this is likely to rely 
heavily on serialising the resulting tree to xml. But I'm not sure that 
that need impact much on the specification, just any test suite?

David

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