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Validator.nu Full-Stack Tests

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Validator.nu has a framework for doing full-stack HTML5 validator testing in an implementation-independent manner. Currently, the framework is lacking tests.

The framework implements the design discussed at the HTML WG unconference session on validator testing at TPAC 2007.

The Front End

The front end for the system is the script named validator-tester.py in the test-harness/ directory.

The script takes optional configuration parameters, a command and possibly command-specific parameters.

Configuration Parameters


The --db=filename parameter specifies the test database file. The default is db.json (in the working directory).


The --service==uri parameter specifies the root URI of the Validator.nu instance to test. The default is http://html5.validator.nu/.