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   Re: [xml-dev] Which Will Be Released First, the W3C's XQuery Spec or Lon

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On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 05:20:30PM +0200, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Liam Quin wrote:
>> We actually want people to be able to implement our specs from
>> the specifications, rather than by telephoning the authors of the
>> specifications...
> Interesting! What are "you" going to do to achieve this?

"you" (we) here is the W3C.

Firstly, we require multiple interoperable implementations of a
specification before it's published as a "Recommendation".

Since interoperability is determined by running a test suite and
comparing feature by feature, it's far from perfect, but we do try to
test that the spec can be implemented.

Secondly, we do have XQuery implementations that were made by people who
are not participating.  So far we only have informal reports on
interoperability, but it's looking better than we could have hoped.


Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/


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