Re: ANN: 'Testing XSLT' training course PDF available
On Mon, Dec 17 2007 11:55:55 +0000, andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx wrote: > On 17/12/2007, Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> On Fri, Dec 14 2007 12:31:37 +0000, andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx wrote: >> ... >> > You mention black box testing under the unit test heading... which >> > doesn't quite fit. >> > >> > Personally I don't think you can unit test XSLT*, it's only really >> > worthwhile to test the output for a given set of inputs. >> >> Which is the sense in which I used "black box". > > It's not "unit testing" then... surely? I didn't say that it was unit testing, I said that you could use one of the XSLT unit testing frameworks (among other tools) to do it, since many of the frameworks explicitly support it: If you want to test the stylesheet as a whole, the easiest thing to do is to create external input/output files and reference them.  XSLT transformation test case. This is achieved by passing the contents of the <utfx:source> fragment through the XSLT stylesheet that is being tested and asserting that the result is the same as the contents of the <utfx:expected> fragment.  Knowing the input XML, input stylesheet and expected output XML we can assert that the output of the transformation matches the expected output as follows  Often template requires current node to be set up. By default, it is a root node of the input document...  Regards, Tony Graham. ====================================================================== Tony.Graham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.menteithconsulting.com Menteith Consulting Ltd Registered in Ireland - No. 428599 Registered Office: 13 Kelly's Bay Beach, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Menteith Consulting -- Understanding how markup works ======================================================================  http://www.jenitennison.com/xslt/utilities/unit-testing/  http://utf-x.sourceforge.net/manual/manual.html  http://xmlunit.sourceforge.net/userguide/html/index.html  http://juxy.tigris.org/  http://tennison-tests.sourceforge.net/tests.html
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