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test cases for spec examples? [was: Editorial comments]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 09:20:02 -0500
To: andy.seaborne@hp.com
Cc: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1122301202.7049.418.camel@localhost>

On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 14:57 +0100, Seaborne, Andy wrote:
> Proposals:
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/DataAccess/rq23/#syntaxMisc
> 2.8: replace with ":myClass" with ":appClass"
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/DataAccess/rq23/#rdfliterals
> 3: "abc"^^myNS:myDataType => "abc"^^appNS:myDataType

I think we have tests that correspond to many of the examples
in the spec. We had a TODO for automatically extracting them
to keep them in sync, but we dropped it before last call.

Does anybody want to pick it up?

I suppose it's not critical; I don't think the test cases
will be translated.

If I were an editor, I'd like to be able to do:

 make checkExamples

and get confirmation that the examples all have matching
test cases, or diagnostics a la...

 example 4.3 no longer matches test-nnn
 no test found for example 6.7

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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