XSpec v2.0.7 Released

November 29, 2020

Submitted by Sandro Cirulli.

We are pleased to announce the release of XSpec v2.0.7, the open source unit test and behaviour-driven development framework for XSLT, XQuery, and Schematron.

XSpec v2.0.7 introduces new features and enhancements, fixes bugs, and improves the test suite and the documentation. You can get the latest release of XSpec and read the release notes on GitHub.

Here are the highlights of the XSpec v2.0.7 release:

Common to Languages Under Test

  • x:helper lets you integrate your own test helpers
  • @as can be set in x:context and x:expect


  • You can test XSLT packages and static parameters (experimental)


  • Compatible with SchXslt (not thoroughly tested)
  • You can write advanced expressions in @location (e.g. <x:expect-assert location="//sec[@id='lower']" />)


Command Line

  • New option -e treats failed tests as error


  • ${xmlCatalogFilesList} takes effect in the Run XSpec Test transformation scenario

Breaking Changes

Many thanks to the many XSpec contributors who made this release possible!

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