> > The Last Call review period closed on Jan 12 2007.
> Paul, when exactly was this email posted :)
> > http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/databinding/testsuite/
> I celebrate any standard that is accompanied by a test suite.I just
> have one little process question.
This one goes further - the spec is the test suite - it's
mostly just a bunch of XPath "patterns" bundle in to a XSLT
detector and a load of examples we wrapup in SOAP and WSDL and
fire at toolkits.
> Will the specification be considered 'final' before or after the test
> suite is written?
No. For Basic, if a "state of the art" toolkit doesn't work with a
it's "at risk" so likely to be removed before we move to
For "Advanced" we've yet to decide on our criteria: the test suite
will be there, but what happens if a pattern widely used in schemata
in the wild is ignored by all databinding implementations?
So the risk is we don't hear from implementers at all: maybe their
kit is defunct,
and not "state of the art", maybe it's top-secret, or maybe the owners
believe they support the whole of schema and don't need to bother
.. you decide :-)
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