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Bug 448 - allow to choose output format xml
Summary: allow to choose output format xml
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Test Suite (show other bugs)
Version: 0.7.0
Hardware: Other other
: P2 enhancement
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Terje Bless
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-12-30 01:25 UTC by Ralf Hauser
Modified: 2004-05-16 08:30 UTC (History)
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Description Ralf Hauser 2003-12-30 01:25:32 UTC
it would be great if the output of the validator would be an xml file with
well-defined errors.

Then, I could have my httpunit test each of my web-pages and collect the result
in an automated way.
Comment 1 Terje Bless 2004-05-16 04:30:38 UTC
The validator can allready give you XML output by appending ";output=xml" to the
query string. We are also investigating a SOAP interface and other options for
programattic access to the Validator.

Note that the XML output option is highly experimental, the format is 100%
guaranteed to change (we will deliberately change it at some point!), and the
entire option is fairly likely to go away when a better method is found.

However, that said, the XML output has been reasonably stable for about a year
now; so if you don't mind a few bumps and bruises every now and then, the XML
output is available and can be used.