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[REBOL] Data validation dialect

From: gerardcote:gm:ail at: 24-Dec-2009 11:19

Hi Graham, I'm revising the doc written by Henrik for his VDI Extensions, and he already created a Validate add-on to the VID dialect for helping with face validation. See his user manual for more info. Great documentation work Henrik. As I was particularly interested by the Style creation under VID/View, I've read your doc about this aspect and while not easy to grasp every detail when not already familiar with the VID/View internals, it's very comprehensible and will be useful for anyone interested by this level of expertise, like me. Really Top Notch addition to the other View/VID documentation. There was a real need for this doc. Hope to be able to do something real with it but for the moment, I have to help you more with the testing of all these existing new styles and functionalities you added to VID. After a long search about automated GUI testing, using Ruby, this was of no help to me since I don't know how to simulate an event for View to accept it as if it was really done by the user. I can get the contents of a real event datatype! but can't interpret those and so can't create one myself, ignoring what to send to View as an event ... ans how to insert it into the event queue. May be later I will be better at understanding all of these concepts. For now I'll limit myself at describing the behaviors of my tests (a bit like what is done with Rspec and JBehave) but theese specs will not be executables! They'll serve only for reference doc. But first I have to read more of your doc to better know what are the new tools you added for developers. And no Maxim, I didn't forget you and GLayout. I'll test it in parallel if this is not too much for me, or in alternance. That's a lot to read, experiment with and understand but this is what I want - learning REBOL to be able to use it in a decent manner !!! Thanks to all past, actual and future contributors. Newcomers need you and in their name I thank you all again. Enjoy this great OFF time of the year - if you are eligible to do so ! -- G=E9rard C=F4t=E9 Qu=E9bec, Canada