The XML Query Working Group and the
XSL Working Group would like to announce the availability of version 0.9.4
of the XML Query Test Suite (XQTS) at http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/test-suite/.
XQTS 0.9.4 is the last interim version
of the test suite that we plan to deliver. It contains all of the tests
that will exist when the test suite has been completed. The test suite
has grown substantially since our last release; 10,400 test cases have
become 14,500 test cases.
Looking ahead, we are planning to release
XQTS 1.0 on July 7, 2006. At that time, we will ask implementers of XQuery
to run the test suite and to send us their results by Aug. 18 (a six-week
period). If we receive enough positive feedback, then we will be able to
start planning our transition to Proposed Recommendation.
We request that submittors re-read our
guidelines if they have not done so recently and follow the guidelines
for the transformation of queries and for the comparison of results as
closely as possible. While we have provided a mechanism for submittors
to tell us about any deviations that have been made, we hope that this
will be used sparingly.
To date, we have received the results of running XQTS with four implementations
of XQuery: Saxon-SA, xq2xsl, X-Hive/DB, and one anonymous implementation.
A report that reflects these results is available from our web page. We
will update this report as new results are received.
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