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Library using lxml and unittest for unit testing XML. This is an actively maintained and PEP8 compliant fork of xmlunittest.

Project Description

Python XML-Unittest
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With wider lxml support and Python 2.7, 3.4 & 3.4 support.


- Extend xmlunittest.XmlTestCase
- Write your tests, using the function or method that generate XML document
- Use xmlunittest.XmlTestCase‘s assertion methods to validate
- Keep your test readable



from xmlunittest import XmlTestCase

class CustomTestCase(XmlTestCase):

def test_my_custom_test(self):
# In a real case, data come from a call to your function/method.
data = """<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<root xmlns:ns="uri">
<leaf id="1" active="on" />
<leaf id="2" active="on" />
<leaf id="3" active="off" />

# Everything starts with `assert_xml_document`
root = self.assert_xml_document(data)

# Check namespace
self.assert_xml_namespace(root, 'ns', 'uri')
# Check
self.assert_xpaths_unique_value(root, ('./leaf@id', ))
self.assert_xpath_values(root, './leaf@active', ('on', 'off'))

Running the tests

To run the unit tests for this package::

pip install tox

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