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

On Wed, 2013-04-10 at 19:19 +0100, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
> > every $t in //table satisfies ($t/thead and $t/tfoot)
> a) it's still an absolute path

in XPath, //foo is equivalent to "foo anywhere in the document" so it is
not an absolute path of the non-robust sort.

> b) Just for the  sake of argument I'll assume  that it mitigates the
> problem - is it  practicable to expect or enforce that style of usage.

You can't enforce intelligence. If your staff write bad tests, hire new
staff. Changing tool-sets won't help with that.

>  Is it typical of XMLUnit code you expect to get written. Is it ever
> likely to be.

I think this is just an emotional rant and not productive. At any rate
your utterance is not very grammatical and fails QA :-)

The XQuery-based test framework idea idea in this thread is very


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