Collecting, developing and documenting a suite of tests for XML processors
Welcome to our public information page, where we plan to
keep you apprised of the work of our committee.
The chair of the XML Conformance Committee is Mary
Brady of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The team of volunteers participating in the work of the committee
includes employees of OASIS
member companies, individual OASIS members and invited
The OASIS XML Conformance Technical Committee provides a
forum where XML vendors, content providers, and users can
discuss issues that are pertinent to XML conformance and interoperability.
The objective of this committee is to develop tests and associated
documentation that can be used by developers and users alike
to determine whether a particular XML processor adheres to
the XML 1.0 (Second Edition) Recommendation.
As conformance tests are developed, questions arise concerning
the XML Recommendation and particular XML implementations.
This committee provides a process to discuss a particular
test case and a mechanism to input interpretation problems
to the W3C XML Core WG, who has responsibility for resolving
All questions regarding interpretations of the XML test suite
should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The XML Conformance Test Suite, v1.0, Second Edition
contains over 2000 test files and an associated test report.
The test report contains background information on conformance
testing for XML as well as test descriptions for each
of the test files included in this release.