Test Assertions Guidelines V1.0 published as a Committee Note

OASIS Members,

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of an OASIS Committee Note (CN) by the members of the OASIS Test Assertions Guidelines (TAG) TC [1]:

Test Assertions Guidelines Version 1.0
Committee Note 01
23 March 2012

This document provides guidelines and best practices for writing test assertions aligned with the Test Assertions Model.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

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Distribution ZIP files
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose Note and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Members of the OASIS Test Assertions Guidelines (TAG) TC requested a Special Majority Vote to approve the Committee Note. The Committee Note Draft had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve at Committee Note (CN) level passed [3], and the approved CN01 is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Test Assertions Guidelines (TAG) TC

[2] Public reviews
15-day public review, 31 January 2012: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201201/msg00011.html

[3] CN ballot

Associated TC: 
Test Assertions Guidelines (TAG)