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Re: Idea: Travis-like testing of .htaccess?

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:02:31 +0000
Message-ID: <CAPRnXt=1eZ1tuEe=COFcWfbkHUTym=mALe9rX+zPNv2gFpkGFQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "David I. Lehn" <dil@lehn.org>
Cc: Pemanent Identifier CG <public-perma-id@w3.org>
Had a quick go.. I seem to be onto something:

https://travis-ci.org/stain/w3id.org/builds/41371490

https://github.com/stain/w3id.org/blob/travis-checker/.travis.yml


Just perfecting the logging now before pull requesting. As you see the
above caught a 404.


Here's an example catching 500:

https://travis-ci.org/stain/w3id.org/builds/41372440



It only tests the https://w3id.org/ URIs (but at http://localhost)
that are in *.md  (perhaps README.* instead ? ) - so to get your URL
tested, simply add it to the README.md as several have done already
(mainly myself..).

I use a sed-like approach to get out just the URIs - I tried using the
https://github.com/jch/html-pipeline to generate the HTML for the
markdowns, but it basically requires 30 dependencies which truly is a
bit overkill :)

I also added a description of this to the top-level README.md.



In theory Travis will automatically test and comment any github pull request.


On 17 November 2014 17:23, David I. Lehn <dil@lehn.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes
> <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Do you think it is possible to have some kind of automatic testing or
>> semi-automatic staging of a suggested .htaccess pull request? I'm kind
>> of Travis-CI which can run tests on any pull request and then comment
>> on the request with the test results.
>>
>>
>> Perhaps it could be something as simple as
>>
>> cat $(find . -name README.md)  | grep https://w3id | sed s/cleverbithere//
>>
>> and then try each of those to see that it gets redirected correctly
>> (and that the destination is not 404)?
>>
>
> If this worked, it would be nice, but it seems complex and a bit of
> overkill for just testing redir rules.  Adds overhead of having to add
> test rules for what in most cases are simple redir rules.  Tests could
> also return 404 even though the rules are correct.  Probably would
> just want test system to test files related to new commits since old
> rules may get stale and broken.  Patches are of course welcome if you
> have an idea how how to do this. :-)
>
> -dave



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