[rspec-users] w3 validation

Matt Wynne matt at mattwynne.net
Tue Sep 16 02:52:40 EDT 2008

On 15 Sep 2008, at 23:16, Zach Dennis wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 5:32 PM, Jonathan Linowes
> <jonathan at parkerhill.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> suggestions how to add w3 validation to a story step?
>> eg
>> Then the page should be valid
> You could write a "then" step that takes the current response.body,
> uploads it to the w3 validator, and checks the the response. Rather
> than uploading you could use the ruby tidy bindings to do offline
> validation which would most likely be much faster. See
> http://tidy.rubyforge.org/ for more information.

I'd love to see such a thing if you did make it.

The other day, I got around this issue (I forgot to close a tag  
somewhere and the page didn't render in safari) by writing a matcher  
be_valid_xml() which just tried to load the response.body into an XML  
document. That was enough to catch my bug, but this would be a great  
tool to have in the box.


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