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From Michael Becke <be...@u.washington.edu>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-commons/httpclient/src/test/org/apache/commons/httpclient
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2003 15:48:52 GMT
Jeffrey Dever wrote:
> We really have 3 different type of tests:
> nohost: those that run entirely within the test JVM
> remote: those that hit some number public internet resources
> webapp: those that require the httpclient .war deployed in a container

Yes, quite so.

> There is nothing special about the host that the webapp resides.  A 
> particular host is just as good as localhost: its just a configuration 
> property (with localhost as the default).  I could even see a point 
> where we had a public webapp server (like jakarta) that has release 
> versions of the .war deployed for the purpose of field testing.  Then 
> any user that downoladed a release version of httpclient could run the 
> tests without further setup on their part.

A public site with the webapps deployed is a great idea.  This could 
also be used by Maven for the automated builds.  Speaking of which, we 
should probably also add the "localhost" tests to Maven.


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