Review request for JDK-8051540: Convert JAXP functin tests: org.xml.sax to jtreg (testNG) tests

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Fri Aug 29 08:00:57 UTC 2014

On 28/08/2014 08:31, Michael Kay wrote:
> I haven't yet had a chance to look at the JAXP tests, but this kind of message suggests to me that they don't separate what is in JAXP (the interface) from what is in Xalan and Xerces (the implementations).Would that be a correct assumption?  The "redirect" extension is not a JAXP feature, it is a Xalan feature.
> I've had the impression for some years that the management of JAXP as an interface is far too closely tied up with the management of the JAXP implementations within the JDK.
Just to add to Joe's comments then it is important to have a 
comprehensive set of tests that fully exercise the implementation and 
any JDK-specific implementation features. Clearly conformance tests for 
the JAXP API should only have tests that are developed based on the 
specification but that is the role of the conformance suite/JCK (which 
is not in OpenJDK).


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