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Re: Protocol validator

From: Gregory Williams <greg@evilfunhouse.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:54:49 +0200
Cc: sparql Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <287855AC-4A96-43EF-BD0B-46258E92D597@evilfunhouse.com>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Andy,

Sorry for not responding to your earlier (private) email on this subject. I've been traveling without reliable internet.

On Aug 27, 2012, at 6:02 PM, Andy Seaborne wrote:

> I'm now at 30/34 failing these tests.
> 
>    update_dataset_default_graphs
>    update_dataset_named_graphs
>    update_dataset_full
>    bad-update-missing-direct-type
> 
> The first 3 are for the same reason.
> 
> Issue 1:
>    update_dataset_default_graphs
>    update_dataset_named_graphs
>    update_dataset_full
> 
> Could you explain these please?  From logging the Fuseki server requests received I don't see how they are supposed to return the ASK result of true that is expected:

It sounds like I just made a mistake in the tests. I'll look into it and make adjustments as necessary.

> Issue 2:
>   bad-update-missing-direct-type
> 
> This test is sending a SPARQL Update without content type.
> 
> With a no "Content-type" request, Fuseki assumes "application/sparql-update" which makes it easier for simple clients to open a POST stream and send an update.
> 
> I don't see anything in the spec that requires an error if the content type is not 'application/x-www-url-form-urlencoded' and not 'application/sparql-update'.
> 
> My reading is that it is simply outside the spec at this point so a server that does something is not non-conformant, just helpful.

Yeah, that's a reasonable understanding of the spec. I wrote a bunch of tests that were closer to best-practice tests than normative tests, but that one seems to have been included in the normative set. I'll remove it (or make it optional or something).

thanks,
.greg
Received on Monday, 27 August 2012 20:55:16 GMT

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