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A Practical Guide to Testing Wireless Smartphone Applications by Julian Harty

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CHAPTER 3

Testing Techniques for Markup Applications

In my experience the majority of automated testing for markup applications either uses HTTP requests and responses using a protocol library such as urllib or a browser-based automation library such as Selenium. Both approaches are useful and can be effective.

A web browser can be used as a simple way to quickly view the content returned for a given xHTML device. The browser will need an add-in to incorporate sufficient device headers to convince the web site that the request is from a particular mobile device. Similarly, WML can be rendered in Firefox by using another browser add-in. More information is available in the section titled “Utilities to help with testing browser applications.” ...

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