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Re: [xml-dev] Testing XML don't use xUnit

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:19 PM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> It sounds like you are suggesting it's bad to have xpaths in junit
>>> tests?  ...and to use Schematron instead?
>> Yes. Because changes to the structure of the xml will break the JUnit
>> test whereas Schematron assertions are resilient to that.
> Obviously if the test needs to handle the possibility of different
> structures, then just use the appropriate xpath / xquery in the test
> (!)
> If I'm missing something here, please provide an example.

I'm not sure what you think you might be missing because your previous
response suggested you got it.

As far as possible you want your tests to carry on working unchanged
if the structure of the XML changes. That will not happen if your test
cases expose Xpaths.

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