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Re: [xml-dev] XQuery 3.0 implementations vs the XQuery 3.0 Test Suite


I expect Zorba to report results by the end of the year, hopefully 100%. We implement all the features,
including the optional ones.


On Sep 17, 2012, at 6:55 PM, Jim Melton wrote:

> Gentle friends,
> The XML Query WG, jointly with the XSLT Working Group, are nearly ready to several several of the "3.0" suite of specifications from Last Call Working Draft to Candidate Recommendation.  The exceptions are Serialization 3.0, which will be submitted for a second Last Call comment period, and XSLT 3.0, which has not yet entered the Last Call phase.  (The documents being considered for advancement are XQuery 3.0, XQueryX 3.0, XPath 3.0, XDM 3.0, and F&O 3.0.)
> We already have in place a very substantial test suite for XQuery 3.0, although we do not claim that it is as complete as we wish it to be.  We are currently in the process of reviewing the test suite to determine what additional tests are needed to ensure that we can determine our specs to be implementable as required by W3C policies.
> The purpose of Candidate Recommendation is, as implied above, to determine whether the specs are implementable, particularly that each feature can be implemented by two or more implementations compatibly.  Therefore, as documents are transitioned to Candidate Recommendation, a Call for Implementations is issued.  Implementations respond to that call by submitting their results from running the test suite and by reporting bugs they've discovered as a result.
> When we transition to Candidate Recommendation, we are required to indicate a date through which we will accept test suite results and other comments before we consider a further transition to Proposed Recommendation.  At this point, we honestly cannot predict whether implementors will require two weeks, two months, or two quarters before they're able to submit results.
> If you are responsible for an XQuery 3.0 implementation, please respond to this message with your best estimate of how long from, say, mid-October 2012 it will be until you are able to submit test suite results.
> Many thanks!
>   Jim
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