XML test scripts / runners

Is there any xml testing frameworks out there that would allow me to write scripts for testing/asserting contents of an xml file??

Note: I know that such frameworks exist as extensions for programming language testing frameworks such as Java and .NET.

What I am looking is having something independent of any programming language. I would like to write xml testing scripts in notepad and not have to compile them. (Something like DBFit but for XML). See below for an example of what I am looking for.

Sample XML

          <value name ="bob"/>


Sample XML Test Script

assert(xpath("/parent/value/@name") == 'bob');


You could roll your own solution fairly easily using XSLT.

Here is an example of an XSLT that evaluates your assertion criteria and if it does not pass, uses xsl:message with @terminate='yes' to halt the process and echo the error message to std out:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
    xmlns:xd="http://www.oxygenxml.com/ns/doc/xsl" exclude-result-prefixes="xd" version="1.0">
    <xsl:template match="/">
        <!--Assert that /parent/value/@name == 'bob'-->
        <xsl:if test="not(/parent/value/@name='bob')">
            <!-- if it does not, then terminate the transform and fail -->
            <xsl:message terminate="yes">name must be bob</xsl:message>

Simply execute the XSLT against the file(s) that you want to validate.

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