Conformance testing is a functional and fiscal advantage to the vendor and end user. The end user will be provided with increased product confidence and expanded freedom in the market place. The vendor will benefit from the test service by providing a validated product, thus stimulating sales to both government and industry.
WebCGM Test Suite for Viewers
NIST and CGM Open are collaborating to produce a first WebCGM conformance test suite, to test viewer conformance to the WebCGM 1.0 specification. The detailed project plan has been finalized (2001-03-20), and is available to view as well as to download. This is the last major milestone prior to delivery of the test suite itself, which is expected in May 2001.
CGM Interpreter Testing
The ATA CGM Testing Program provides for the testing and validation for conformance to the ATA 2100 Specification Graphics Exchange. Testing is performed by an ATA Recognized Testing Laboratory. For information about the testing program, contact Robert Peel at the ATA or Phil Brashear at EDS, the ATA Recognized Testing Laboratory.
You can download the NIST Test Suite for Interpreters. The Test Suite contains v1, v2, and v3 CGM files.
CGM Generator Testing
Commercially available syntax checking tools can be used to determine if a CGM is syntactically correct. At a minimum, generators must produce CGMs that are syntactically correct. Until a Generator Test Suite is available, we recommend that at least a syntax check be done for CGM.