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Tests for URI Template implementations

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URI Template Tests

This is a set of tests for implementations of RFC6570 - URI Template. It is designed to be reused by any implementation, to improve interoperability and implementation quality.

If your project uses Git for version control, you can make uritemplate-tests into a submodule.

Test Format

Each test file is a JSON document containing an object whose properties are groups of related tests. Alternatively, all tests are available in XML as well, with the XML files being generated by transform-json-tests.xslt which uses json2xml.xslt as a general-purpose JSON-to-XML parsing library.

Each group, in turn, is an object with three children:

  • level - the level of the tests covered, as per the RFC (optional; if absent, assume level 4).
  • variables - an object representing the variables that are available to the tests in the suite
  • testcases - a list of testcases, where each case is a two-member list, the first being the template, the second being the result of expanding the template with the provided variables.

Note that the result string can be a few different things:

  • string - if the second member is a string, the result of expansion is expected to match it, character-for-character.
  • list - if the second member is a list of strings, the result of expansion is expected to match one of them; this allows for templates that can expand into different, equally-acceptable URIs.
  • false - if the second member is boolean false, expansion is expected to fail (i.e., the template was invalid).

For example:

  "Level 1 Examples" : 
    "level": 1,
    "variables": {
       "var"   : "value",
       "hello" : "Hello World!"
     "testcases" : [
        ["{var}", "value"],
        ["{hello}", "Hello%20World%21"]

Tests Included

The following test files are included:

  • spec-examples.json - The complete set of example templates from the RFC
  • spec-examples-by-section.json - The examples, section by section
  • extended-tests.json - more complex test cases
  • negative-tests.json - invalid templates

For all these test files, XML versions with the names *.xml can be generated with the transform-json-tests.xslt XSLT stylesheet. The XSLT contains the names of the above test files as a parameter, and can be started with any XML as input (i.e., the XML input is ignored).


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