jralls at ceridwen.us
Mon Mar 26 18:14:51 EDT 2012
On Mar 26, 2012, at 1:45 PM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 26 March 2012 15:15, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
>> Do you know how to write automated tests -- in any language -- that accurately check the output format of an HTML page? Automated in this case means the test program decides whether the formatting is correct, no human involved. If you do, or know where I can learn that, please share.
> Ruby on Rails has various tools that allow automated testing of html
> output (designed for testing web apps), but I don't know that much
> about them or how they could be used with gnucash. It would need a
> working Ruby environment I believe with the appropriate Ruby Gems
> installed and so may not be appropriate.
Got a more complete pointer? A particular Gem, maybe? What I found  don't appear to do post-render checks. Most of the search results focussed on testing the Ruby rather than the HTML. That said, validating the HTML for well-formedness would be a pretty good start. There are C, Perl, and Python tools for doing that. A Ruby tool would be OK, too -- I made the Git tools that we use for synching with the Subversion repository by translating a Ruby Gem and then elaborating it.
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