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A collection of EPUB documents to systematically test EPUB Reading System conformance


This repository contains a collection of EPUB documents used for evaluating feature coverage in EPUB Reading Systems.

The primary focus of the collection is on human-evaluated binary (pass/fail) tests. Included tests are of two types: A) required and B) optional Reading System functionality. While the tests in category A are the ones used for "formal" specification conformance testing, the tests in category B are included since they nevertheless provide useful information.

The collection uses some fairly simple markup conventions to provide easy navigation and clarity, and to allow the automated generation of a results form template.


Following a few simple markup conventions, the process for adding a new test is:

  1. Locate the, or create a new, content document to contain the test. (Note that content docs are themed by functionality areas.)
  2. Add a wrapper element with an ID and class='ctest' (for required Reading System functionality) or class='otest' (for optional Reading System functionality)
  3. Echo the ID value given in 2 above in a descendant element text node with class 'test-id'
  4. Add the human readable description of the test intent inside the wrapper. Give the element the class 'desc'. The description typically has the form "Test whether [feature] is supported"
  5. Add the evaluation criteria for the test pass/fail states inside the wrapper. This typically has the form "If [observable or invokable condition], the test passes".
  6. Add a link to the test in the navigation document (typically xhtml/nav.xhtml). Note that the Navigation Document serves as the self-documenting list of available tests. Each test, regardless of whether it is required or optional, is linked to from the nav doc using the wrapper ID mentioned above.


You can download this project in either zip or tar formats.

You can also clone the project with Git by running:

$ git clone git://


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