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Bug#810653: ITP: libcgi-test-perl -- CGI regression test framework

Package: wnpp
Owner: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : libcgi-test-perl
  Version         : 1.110
  Upstream Author : Alex Tokarev <tokarev@cpan.org>
* URL             : https://metacpan.org/release/CGI-Test
* License         : Artistic
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : CGI regression test framework

The CGI::Test framework is an answer to the CGI testing problem.

It is very difficult to perform testing of complex CGI scripts, which
handle multiple states and screens, and where a session involves
multiple interactions with the form.  The offline testing mode of the
CGI perl module reaches its limit there.

Hence CGI::Test, which acts as a "server" for CGI scripts and can run
them offline, outside of any real web server.  The framework offers
the infrastructure to analyze the data generated by CGI scripts,
extract the various widget information, and gives programmatic control
on them.

The framework can be used to easily "test" that the various expected
widget controls are there, without necessarily interacting with the
widgets.  You also have access to the raw HTML tree if you wish to
further inspect the generation.

The package will be maintained under the umbrella of the Debian Perl

		Regards, Axel
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