Re: Junit-type Framework for XSLT 2 Functions and Tem
On Mon, 2005-05-16 at 09:42 -0500, Eliot Kimber wrote: > I've started doing work with XSLT 2 and I'm finding that, with the new > built-in function mechanism in XSLT 2, along with all the new built-in > functions string processing and what not, that I'm writing more > XSLT-level functions that I have in the past (in the past I would tend > to write these functions as Java extension functions). > I haven't pushed on it, but it would be ideal if there was some way to > apply the sort of introspection approach that JUnit uses--that is, have > a transform that processes itself in order to find the test case > templates and run them, reporting success or failure. But I don't think > there's any way to do this directly (because there's no evaluate() > function in standard XSLT. > > Any ideas about how best to proceed? Definately not 'how best'. Maybe some ideas though. Given a stylesheet that you import into others, as a collection of your xslt functions. Add a template, called if some param = some specific value, which then proceeds to exercise the functions from that template? In Python my main is simply there for test purposes. I can normally do the same in Java for most classes. Its a case of developing an approach that is generally applicable and meets your needs? How about using a single, given input XML file as the test input data. Use that to trigger testing, then its content to exercise the functions using the test templates? Yes, a little wasteful, but I like the TDD approach. regards DaveP.
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