do we ever need a test suite?

Mary P McRae mary.mcrae at
Wed Oct 29 18:14:58 GMT 1997

In fact, SGMLOpen has begun to gather preliminary requirements for such a
test suite. A subcommittee has been formed as part of the technical
committee and chartered with the task of developing a set of conformance
criteria and test suites for XML processors.

If anyone on this list is a member of SGMLOpen (or an employee of a member
company or organization) your input would be greatly appreciated.

Mary McRae

Tim Bray wrote:
>I am working on the last missing pieces in Lark (PE processing, yecch), and 
>is it ever becoming obvious that we need a test suite. Michael 
>Sperberg-McQueen made a few beginnings on this some time back, producing 
>the invaluable torture.xml (can *your* parser do that one?). I remember
>that way back when, Omnimark produced this massive SGML test suite
>on CD-ROM as I recall. If someone wanted to do the same for XML, they'd
>be doing the world a service, and there might even be some money in it.

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