The XML Query Working Group and the
XSL Working Group would like to announce the availability of version 1.0
of the XML Query Test Suite (XQTS) at http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/test-suite/.
We encourage implementors to run this
test suite and request that they provide feedback to us by Sept. 29, 2006.
If enough positive results are received, then we will be able to request
a transition to Proposed Recommendation. During this period we will continue
to respond to bug reports and will likely issue one or two point releases
of the test suite.
In this release, we have added 230 test
cases, including a small number of tests for fn:collection. We have changed
the way that tests of fn:doc and tests that expect a context item from
the host environment are expressed in our catalog (spelled out in Guidelines
for Running the XQuery Test Suite).
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 for several implementations of XQuery:
Saxon-SA, xq2xsl, X-Hive/DB, xbird/open, XQuest,Qizx/open, 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. We
encourage implementors to send us results early, and then to update their
results as their implementations progress.
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