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From Upayavira>
Subject Re: [RT] Unit testing and CocoonUnit
Date Sun, 02 Nov 2003 20:58:04 GMT
Giacomo Pati wrote:

> Upayavira wrote:
>> Steve K wrote:
>>> Upayavira --
>>> - Jakarta Cactus ( -- This takes a 
>>> similar approach by setting up a mock servlet environment to test 
>>> your servlets in.  However, it seemed way to big and complicated to 
>>> do what I thought would be very simple.  Also, I think there is a 
>>> lot to be gained by unit testing at the pipeline level as you 
>>> suggest, rather than treating Cocoon like just another servlet.
>> I skimmed it too, but it didn't seem to fit.
> Have you guys also looked at Anteater
> My personal experience with HTTPUnit is that is somehow inflexible and 
> way too programmatic, not very declarative as Anteater is.


I had thought about a more declarative approach, and there are already 
some Anteater tests in the Cocoon codebase.

Looking at it, I suspect we could get away with extending/modifying the 
HTTPRequest and replacing the HTTPClient with a CocoonClient. I can see 
how it could be done. Worst case, I would just replace HTTPRequest with 
CocoonRequest and HTTPClient with CocoonClient.

I haven't yet worked out how to allow xpaths on intermediate pipeline 
XMLs - I haven't found the docs on Anteater that easy to understand. The 
best thing I found were the anteater tests within Cocoon 

So it is certainly possible, and I'll look into it more.

Regards, Upayavira

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