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XML Parser Test Suite Data Sheet
Test Suite:
XML Parser Test Suite
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The XML Parser Test Suite can be used to test the robustness, security, and reliability of XML parsers. An XML parser is a software module whose purpose is to read XML data and extract application data to be handled within the actual application. The reliability and security of the XML parser used in a system are critical for the overall system reliability and security. A parser touches incoming requests usually without any prior authentication or screening so vulnerabilities in the parser are usually directly exploitable for denial-of-service attacks or worse. The XML Parser Test Suite contains a template that can be modified for use with any XML content. Any XML-based file format can be tested by the XML Parser Test Suite.

Supported specifications


Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fifth Edition)

Tool-specific information

Supported schema
XML Schema Part 0: Primer Second Edition


XML Schema Part 1: Structures Second Edition


XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes Second Edition


Test tool general features
  • Fully automated black-box negative testing
  • Ready-made test cases
  • Written in Java(tm)
  • GUI command line remote interface modes
  • Instrumentation (health-check) capability
  • Support and maintenance
  • Comprehensive user documentation
  • Results reporting and analysis