Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione     
Bertolino A., Gao J., Marchetti E., Polini A. Systematic generation of XML instances to test complex software applications. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4401). Heidelberg: Springer, 2007.
We introduce the XPT approach for the automated systematic generation of XML instances which conform to a given XML Schema, and its implementation into the proof-of-concept tool TAXI. XPT can be used to automatize the black-box testing of any general application that expects in input the XML instances. We generate a comprehensive set of instances by sampling all the possible combinations of elements within the schema, applying and adapting the well known Category-Partition strategy for functional testing. Originally, XPT has been conceived for application to the e-Learning domain, within which we briefly discuss some examples.
URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/0x8642148tq3k71k/fulltext.pdf
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-71876-5
Subject Testing and Debugging
D.2.5 Testing and Debugging

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