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From: Richard Jennings (Richard.Jennings_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-28 05:03:23

I am using the CVS head of Boost.Test up to date this morning and
producing the log output in XML format. I find that the resulting file
is not not well-formed XML according to Firefox and Saxon.

There are two issues: there are angle brackets in the attribute values
and a single file contains two node trees.

The first issue is indirectly caused by using the
BOOST_FUNC_TEMPLATE_TEST_CASE macro. The log output then becomes:
<TestLog><TestSuite name="Shared/Pulse"><TestCase

Where "ShortPulses" is the templated test function and
"Imaging::AirSamplePeakFind_c" is the name of the type. The angle
brackets in attribute valule is not allowed.

The second issue is that the output stream contains the <TestLog> node
tree which is then followed by the <TestResult> tree so the XML document
has two top level nodes. Previously the TestLog output used to go to
stdout and TestResult went to stderr (I believe), meaning that I could
capture them to different files, or redirect the TestLog ouptut and
leave TestResult on the terminal if I wanted to. I'm not sure what the
solution is if it's preferred not to send TestResult to stderr. Perhaps
the XML document needs a higher level node such as <Boost.Test> that
contains <TestLog> and <TestResult>.

I notice also that the XML stream is all on one line, wc under cygwin
reports zero lines and a line length of 38438 in my case. This is
perfectly readable by browsers and Saxon however not by standard text
editors. Would it be possible to put some line breaks in so that the
file could be more easily viewed in text editors?

For reference I am running my test program as:
> ./TestPulse.exe --log_level=ALL --output_format=XML > TestResult.xml
Using cygwin under Windows.
The test harness is compiled using Borland BCB6.


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