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Subject [Xmlgraphics-fop Wiki] Update of "HowToCreateLayoutEngineTests" by VincentHennebert
Date Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:02:49 GMT
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The "HowToCreateLayoutEngineTests" page has been changed by VincentHennebert:
https://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/HowToCreateLayoutEngineTests?action=diff&rev1=13&rev2=14

Comment:
Added doc about new event check

  When you run test cases the generated Area Tree XML is written to the {{{build/test-results/layoutengine}}}
directory.
  
  == What checks do I have available? ==
+ === Area Tree Checks ===
- === true ===
+ ==== true ====
  Format:
  
  {{{
@@ -112, +113 @@

  }}}
  If the XPath expression results to anything else than "true" the test fails. The fail-msg
can be used to supply a custom error message when the check fails. The fail-msg attribute
is optional.
  
- === eval ===
+ ==== eval ====
  Format:
  
  {{{
@@ -120, +121 @@

  }}}
  This is similar to the first check, but here you can specify an expected value the XPath
expression has to result into. Generally you get a more descriptive error message if such
a test fails than with "true". You can use the optional "tolerance" value to specify a tolerance
for number comparisons.
  
- === element-list ===
+ ==== element-list ====
  Format:
  
  {{{
@@ -145, +146 @@

  
  <skip>[integer]</skip> <!-- can be used to skip n elements in the list -->
  }}}
+ 
+ === Event Check ===
+ It is possible to check that certain [[http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/trunk/events.html|events]]
have occurred while processing the tests, and that (some of) its parameters match expected
values. For example:
+ {{{
+ <event-checks>
+   <event key="inlineContainerAutoIPDNotSupported" fallback="300.0"/>
+ </event-checks>
+ }}}
+ 
+ The general format is:
+ {{{
+ <event key="[key as returned by Event.getEventKey()]" [param1="expected value1" param2="expected
value2" ...]/>
+ }}}
+ 
+ In theory we should check on the event ID rather than its key to avoid any ambiguity, but
that would be impractical (the full ID of the event shown in the example is "org.apache.fop.layoutmgr.!BlockLevelEventProducer.inlineContainerAutoIPDNotSupported"...).
In practice, the key alone will be enough to distinguish events.
+ 
+ It is possible to specify only the subset of the event's parameters that is of interest.
The expected value should be what the {{{toString}}} method called on the parameter would
return.
+ 
+ The event checker will process events sequentially. If several events with the same key
are expected, then they will be checked in the order given against the sequence of actual
events. The checker will not skip one event in an attempt to find a subsequent one that matches.
This is to avoid a lack of precision in the event checking. That means that if we want to
check one event, then we must also add checks for all the previous events with the same key.
+ 
+ For example, if two "inlineContainerAutoIPDNotSupported" events are expected, one with a
fallback value of 300 and one with a fallback value of 100, and we are interested in checking
the second one, then the we must still add a check for the first one. Otherwise, the checker
has no means to determine whether the test should fail because the first event has a fallback
value of 300 while 100 was expected, or whether it should pass because the first event should
be ignored and the second one does have a fallback value of 100.
+ 
+ Events that are not checked will be passed on to a regular !EventListener that will typically
display the corresponding message on the standard output.
+ 
  == How to create additional kinds of checks? ==
  You can easily implement new checks by subclassing {{{org.apache.fop.layoutengine.LayoutEngineCheck}}}.
When you do that be sure to register the new class in the static initialization block in {{{org.apache.fop.layoutengine.LayoutEngineTester}}}.
  

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