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From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 13:36:28 -0000
> Mmh, what do you think, in this context, about something
> that looks like the following:
> <t:assert expect="0" select="my:fibonacci(0)"/>
Clearly functions are ideal for unit testing because unlike templates they
have no context dependencies. But I think you can do it with templates too.
I often exploit the XSLT 2.0 feature that allows a stylesheet to be executed
starting at a named template; you can insert a named template that is there
solely for testing purposes, for example
or if you prefer you can compare the output with expected results using
Having said that, my main use for this technique is with a multi-phase
stylesheet, allowing each phase to be tested independently of the others.