Boost logo

Boost :

From: William E. Kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-11 17:03:54

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronald Garcia" <garcia_at_[hidden]>
> > > From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
> > > >
> > > > But step back a bit. I quickly scanned back over this thread, and
> > didn't
> > > > see anyone explaining the benefits from generating XML as they would
> > apply
> > > > to regression. In other words, if the sole use is to look at the
> > > > with a web browser, why bother?
> > >
> Since it is easy to generate HTML or XML from a test framework, perhaps it
> makes sense to generate both. Thus, the boost web pages are not dependent
> upon XML tools (at least for now), and anyone who wishes to experiment
> with the XML output may do so. If XML is later found to be useful for
> managing boost (Bill Kempf suggested some possibilities), then HTML output
> could be deprecated. Generating both formats should require minimal
> effort over generating either.

Logical, except that I think it's more complex writing a C++ program that
generates both HTML and XML then simply transforming the XML using XSLT.
There's also all kinds of other reasons as well (like modifying the HTML
generation is more difficult when it's in C++ code), though they don't
effect Boost immediately.

Bill Kempf

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at