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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: test harness for Apache
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2001 21:25:33 GMT
> From: "Philip Labee" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 3:14 PM
> > While Apache 1.3 has proven itself in the field, 2.0 hasn't yet.  Rather
> > than wait for market acceptance, I propose that we create an open source
> > test harness and publish extensive test scripts.  This harness should allow
> > verification of both protocol correctness and API-level testing, and
> > anything else that people want to test.
> > 
> > Covalent Technologies has dedicated manpower to porting the mod_perl test
> > harness to Apache 2.0, and would like to contribute this work to the ASF.


> > Is it possible to create a httpd sub-project for this work?  Doug, Ryan, and
> > Will can make sure the code is committed once the project is set up.  A
> > separate mailing list for people working on the test harness and scripts
> > would allow anyone not necessarily interested in this work to ignore it.

httpd-testbench repository?  Mailing list at
[ sounds too ambigous.]  And Brian can set it up so that
the appropriate folks have commit access, much like apache-docs have their own
standards for committers, the testbench list can determine what the appropriate
standards for contributions are to grant commit access.  APR and apache-docs 
have been very successful, partly because the bar is set to the nature of the


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