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Re: dom1.dtd not in CVS

From: Curt Arnold <carnold@houston.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 07:59:36 -0500
Message-ID: <001401c23892$1fef1ca0$a800a8c0@CurtMicron>
To: "Joe Schafer" <jschafer@iquest.net>
Cc: <www-dom-ts@w3.org>

> > In any case, I a building a test harness for the test suite and I need a
> >
> > good definition of the contents of the test files so I can build the
> > test
> > generator.  Is there such a definition in CVS or elsewhere ?????
> >
> [dd] I think the best way to go about is to take a test file (XML) and
> compare it to the code which is generated from it to understand how it
> works. There isn't a description of the markup language, mainly due to
> lack of time.

What language and/or implementation are you wanting to test?

The code generation templates are pretty numbingly complex XSLT.  Probably
the best process is to:

generate the Java tests
manually transliterate a few of them to your target language, binding and
xUnit test framework
Transliterate the framework functions
Get the few tests running
Create a test-to-whatever.xsl from test-to-java.xsl to produce something
like your transliterated tests

I know someone has already done the process for a C or C++ parser, would
have to check the mailing list history for the details.  If you can tackle
the first couple of steps, we could probably help on the last couple.
Received on Wednesday, 31 July 2002 08:59:41 UTC

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