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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] docbook testing

On Fri, Feb 20 2009 16:14:10 +0000, seefeld@sympatico.ca wrote:
> I think this has to be an incremental process, as even *some* testing
> is better than no testing. In particular, I can see different steps:
> 3) validate against document types, if applicable (xmllint with
> validation, etc.)

RenderX has multiple XSL-FO validators at

> 4) validate final output by visually inspecting it.

To cut down the eyeballing of FO output: rasterize the pages, diff the
results of successive runs, only rerasterize the tests that have
differences, and have a way to highlight differences between two rasters
(e.g., 'stereo' view).


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