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help collecting IRI testing requirements and URI/IRI test cases

From: Chris Weber <chris@lookout.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:49:14 -0700
Message-ID: <4E161BCA.5000608@lookout.net>
Hello all, I started a document in an effort to narrate some of the 
testing goals around IRI parsing.


"How are Web browsers, Web servers, and other popular software and APIs 
parsing IRIs today?"

If you agree this is an important question to answer, then I ask for 
your help to continue enumerating just what it is we want to test for in 
IRI parsing.  It's open to anonymous edits right now so you can CRUD away :)

Additionally, I would like to collect as many test cases as possible 
into one place.  If these can be mapped to the above testing goals then 
it would be even better for reporting.  I have a github repo up at:


I started by parsing out Adam's Webkit fast/url test cases into both an 
XML format and a plain text format.  Would other formats be more useful 
(e.g. JSON)?  Section 3 of the README explains how to use the iris.xml 
file.  I'm also adding more test cases (like Julian's 
http://greenbytes.de/tech/tc/uris/uris.xml) directly to these files and 
I'm looking for you to point me to any other sources I should consider 
for inclusion.

Any feedback on these approaches to documenting goals and storing test 
cases would be very appreciated.

Much thanks,
Received on Thursday, 7 July 2011 20:49:58 UTC

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