Thursday, October 05, 2006

Schema envy

I've been messing around with some of the official schemas out there with the goal of breaking tools. The one linked from the title is an impressive 240k or so and includes 6 other schemas which aren't exactly slim either. Its a cracker to throw at DOM based parsers out there, for some reason they have issues.

But what it made my think, there is the ACID test for CSS, but where is the evil test for Schema that really sets out to break tools? One that implements all of XML Schema and uses it in fully compliant, but deeply twisted ways.

Anyone know of the ultimate test schema?

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5 comments:

Paul Downey said...

Not exactly what you're after, but we on the W3C XML Schema Patterns for Databinding are developing feature tests for Schema. We've a ways to go, but we have an all examples in one schema / WSDL here

Steve Jones said...

Cheers for that, its certainly a good start and better than what I had.

Stefan Tilkov said...

How about UBL?

Steve Jones said...

UBL is certainly a big set of Schemas! But are they evil? I was thinking something like the obfuscated C contest with its "worst abuse of the pre-processor"!

(UBL should come with a minimum hardware recommendation)

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