Yadis Conformance Testing

Johannes Ernst jernst+lists.danga.com at netmesh.us
Thu May 18 04:32:11 UTC 2006

With the increasing number of Yadis-enabled websites and software  
implementations, it is becoming more and more important to pay  
attention to interoperability. Eventually, we'll have to have  
conformance suites for all the protocols involved, ... more on this  

For now, we've created some Yadis testing code (with the generous  
support of Verisign)
  - test candidate Yadis URLs for their conformance to Yadis discovery
  - an instrumentable "Yadis" URL that you can use to test your  
relying party code

This is definitely work in progress ... but a start.

This code (hosted, and downloadable) has been posted at

It would be great if you could all take a look and provide  
feedback ... over some period of time, we should arrive at some  
"community consensus" what the "official" conformance tests should  
look like. (The current code acts as a strawman until such consensus  
is reached.) The idea is that we can point implementors to this URL  
and it provides the definitive answer whether or not a given  
implementation is indeed conforming to the Yadis spec.

In particular, additional tests, bug fixes, improvements, ... are  
very much appreciated. Please either respond to the list or to me  


Johannes Ernst
NetMesh Inc.

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