A decent test URL

Say you’re testing an application, like Blogger, that allows the user to type in a URL, and then should have a link show up in the edit window.

You are concerned about getting the URL cut-off the page, or beyond the input constraint, etc, and so you want to do bounds testing on a URL that is real – but also really big.

Here’s one to bookmark:

http://twas.brillig.and.the.slithy.toves.did.gyre.and.gimble.in.the.wabe.all.mimsy.were.the.borogoves.and.the.mome.raths.outgrabe.jabberwocky.com/

Ironically enough, on Blogger, the click-through is intact but the line doesn’t wrap – so – at least on FireFox – I can’t see the entire URL.

We call this kind of test the quicktest – Elisabeth Hendrickson even has a cheat sheet for some quick tests to consider for input.

What are /your/ favorite quicktests?

2 comments on “A decent test URL

  1. I can’t say I have my favorite quick tests beyond the obvious, but that worksheet is one I’ve loved for a while.

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