do we ever need a test suite?

dlandeck at dlandeck at
Wed Oct 29 21:25:18 GMT 1997

Mary McRae wrote:

>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.


I was at the SGMLOpen summer workshop and while I remember this being 
discussed, I don't remember an agreement to build a test suite.  In fact, I 
think the work involved was deemed too scary.  Conformance criteria is 
another thing, but again, I wouldn't expect a major contribution on this 
real quick.  I could be wrong on this, I left early and am not a core 
player in that group ... maybe someone else is listening in??

What this problem needs is a doctoral candidate who is already accustomed 
to poverty and who would be happy with the fame.

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