Re: [xsl] ANN: 'Testing XSLT' training course PDF available

Subject: Re: [xsl] ANN: 'Testing XSLT' training course PDF available
From: "Andrew Welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:04:55 +0000
On 14/12/2007, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> or if you prefer you can compare the output with expected results using
> deep-equal().

The problem with deep-equal() is that if the expected result is
hand-crafted then it's really sensitive to insignificant changes in
the output markup.

If the expected result is auto-generated, then how do you generate it
without reusing the code that you're testing...

Functions are easy to test, testing the output from templates markup
is harder, as you often need the entire input file.

My current recommended approach is to validate the output where
possible, and generate tests off of the input.  If you're generating
HTML use Selenium or Canoo.  If you're generating XML then generate
XPaths or XSLT.

Andrew Welch

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