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h-x-test-suite is a draft microformat for publishing code testing data on the web. It’s the microformats2 version of the test-fixture poshformat. Neither have been through the microformats design and community review process.

The test-suite is a description of a group software tests. These test are embedded into HTML using as POSH pattern based on microformats2. Each test-suite can contain a number of test-fixture, which are the individual test.


<div class="h-x-test-suite">
 <h1 class="p-name">h-card parsing tests</h1>
 <p class="p-description">This page was design to test the parsing of h-card. These tests are part of the microformats 2 test suite.</p>
 <section class="p-x-test-fixture h-x-test-fixture">
  <h1 class="p-name">Just a name (<span class="p-format">h-card</span> parsing test)</h1>
  <div class="e-x-microformat">
   <p class="h-card">Frances Berriman</p>
  <h3>The expected JSON output:</h3>
  <pre class="prettyprint"><code class="e-x-output language-json">
 "items": [{
  "type": ["h-card"],
  "properties": {
   "name": ["Frances Berriman"]


Properties of a test-fixture

Properties of a assert


This format was originally developed for the UfXtract test-suite but is now public domain. This specification should be considered a draft. Contents are subject to change. It is provided here for reference and as a basis for discussion and ongoing development.




Field details

The fields of the test-fixture schema represent the following:

Example mark up

<div class="test-fixture">

<h1 class="summary">hCard 1 - single occurrence test</h1>
<p class="description">
This page was designed to test the values of a hcard 
which are meant to have only a single occurrence parsed correctly.

<p>From: <a href="default.htm"><span class="format">hCard</span> testsuite 1.0</a></p>
<p class="author vcard"> 
<a class="url fn" href="http://www.glennjones.net/">Glenn Jones</a> 
<a class="org url" href="http://www.madgex.com/">Madgex</a>
<p>Output examples: 
<li class="output"><a class="url" href="hcard1.js"><span class="type">JSON</span></a></li>
<li class="output"><a class="url" href="hcard1.xml"><span class="type">XML</span></a></li>
<table id="assetTable" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
    <tr class="assert">
        <td class="test">vcard[0].fn</td>
        <td class="result">IsEqualTo("John Doe")</td>
        <td class="comment">The fn (formatted name) is a singular value</td>
    <tr class="assert">
        <td class="test">vcard[0].n.given-name[0]</td>
        <td class="result">IsEqualTo("John")</td>
        <td class="comment">The n (name) is a singular value</td>
    <tr class="assert">
        <td class="test">vcard[0].bday</td>
        <td class="result">IsEqualTo("2000-01-01T00:00:00-0800")</td>
        <td class="comment">The bday (birthday) is a singular value</td>
    <tr class="assert">
        <td class="test">vcard[0].class</td>
        <td class="result">IsEqualTo("Public")</td>
        <td class="comment">The class is a singular value</td>
    <tr class="assert">
        <td class="test">vcard[0].geo.latitude</td>
        <td class="result">IsEqualTo("30.267991")</td>
        <td class="comment">The geo is a singular value</td>
    <tr class="assert">
        <td class="test">vcard[0].rev</td>
        <td class="result">IsEqualTo("2008-01-01T13:45")</td>
        <td class="comment">The rev is a singular value</td>
    <tr class="assert">
        <td class="test">vcard[0].role</td>
        <td class="result">IsEqualTo("Designer")</td>
        <td class="comment">The role is a singular value</td>
    <tr class="assert">
        <td class="test">vcard[0].sort-string</td>
        <td class="result">IsEqualTo("John")</td>
        <td class="comment">The sort-string is a singular value</td>
    <tr class="assert">
        <td class="test">vcard[0].tz</td>
        <td class="result">IsEqualTo("-05:00")</td>
        <td class="comment">The tz is a singular value</td>
    <tr class="assert">
        <td class="test">vcard[0].uid</td>
        <td class="result">IsEqualTo("com.johndoe/profiles/johndoe")</td>
        <td class="comment">The uid is a singular value</td>
<li class="history vevent">
    <span class="summary">Created</span>: 
    <abbr class="dtstart" title="2008-04-08">8 April 2008</abbr> 
    <span class="description">by Glenn Jones</span>


Embeding tests

You can embed the test microformat into the same page as the test-fixture. As the test-fixture itself contains microformats such as hCards so we need to define what section of the page to we should be testing. For the sake of consistency within the microformats test-suite all microformats that are been tested should be contain in a HTML element with the id “uf”.

    <div id="uf">
        <div class="vcard">
            <!-- This may not be the best semantic use of HTML element -->
            <div class="fn n"><span class="given-name sort-string">John</span> Doe</div>
            <div>Birthday: <abbr class="bday" title="2000-01-01T00:00:00-08:00">January 1st, 2000</abbr></div>
            <div>Role: <span class="role">Designer</span></div>
            <div>Location: <abbr class="geo" title="30.267991;-97.739568">Brighton</abbr></div>
            <div>Time zone: <abbr class="tz" title="-05:00">Eastern Standard Time</abbr></div>
            <div>Profile details:
                <div>Profile id: <span class="uid">com.johndoe/profiles/johndoe</span></div>
                <div>Details are: <span class="class">Public</span></div>
                <div>Last updated: <abbr class="rev" title="2008-01-01T13:45:00">January 1st, 2008 - 13:45</abbr></div>

Some parsers such as UfXtarct and Sumo already have this ability to parse only a fragement of HTML from a pgae, for other you can use a proxy service. It allows you to define a URL of a page and the ID of any element and it returns a HTML page containing just that element.

Current test methods

see also

Test Fixture was last modified: Friday, October 4th, 2013