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Re: Test 0005 has a safe CURIE in @href

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 15:52:44 +0100
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
CC: RDFa TF list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Message-ID: <C5FA8FCC.35E5%michael.hausenblas@deri.org>


Sorry forgot to add that [1] actually quite clearly says (in section ''):

'The only normative source for the RDFa test assertions are the RDFa Test
Manifest documents along with the according test case documents in the test
case repository.' 

So, whoever builds a Test Suite/Harness/UI whatever, *needs* to use these
two sources. Actually others have developed independently semi-automatic TS
as well, independently of Manu's nice app. BUT, just to make that really
clear: the one and only normative source is the RDFa TC Manifest and the
XHMTL/SPARQL documents, which may be extended in case we go for
HTML4/5/XHTML2.0 (currently only the XHTML1.1 TC are defined).

In that sense I find it irritating that the RDFa Syntax [2] in the 'Status'
section talks about:

'A sample test harness is available. This set of tests is not intended to be
exhaustive. Users may find the tests to be useful examples of RDFa usage. An
implementation report lists several implementations of this specification
tested during the Candidate Recommendation period. A community-maintained
Wiki page includes subsequent updates.'

Referencing Manu's Test Harness rather than (correctly) the RDFa TC/Manifest
- any chance we get that fixed?


[1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/RDFa/testsuite/

Dr. Michael Hausenblas
DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Lower Dangan,
Galway, Ireland, Europe
Tel. +353 91 495730

> From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
> Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 15:39:43 +0100
> To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> Cc: RDFa TF list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Test 0005 has a safe CURIE in @href
> Resent-From: RDFa TF list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 14:40:26 +0000
> Hi Manu,
>> The following page will show you all of the currently approved test
>> cases for RDFa. Anything not in the list (when you first load the page)
>> is not an approved test case for RDFa:
>> http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/rdfa-test-harness/
> The problem is though, that although I knew your test harness existed,
> I couldn't find it via 'a search engine'. Everything I could think of
> to search for, took me ultimately to these two locations:
>   <http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/RDFa/testsuite/>
>   <http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/RDFa/testsuite/xhtml1-testcases/>
> As it happens, I now see that these are the correct tests, it's just
> that I also needed to read the manifest file to determine the status
> of each test. :)
> So whilst you are right when you say:
>   The following page will show you all of the currently approved test
>   cases for RDFa. Anything not in the list (when you first load the
>   page) is not an approved test case for RDFa:
> I think we should make it clear whether your statement is true because
> your test harness is the definitive location, or whether your
> statement is true because you always keep it up to date, and some
> other location is definitive.
> If the latter, and the links I referred to above are 'definitive'.
> then it might be useful to make that a bit clearer, and maybe even put
> a simple readme in that root directory. Any chance of that, Michael?
> :)
> Anyway, thanks to all for directing me towards the manifest file...I'm
> now back on track.
> Regards,
> Mark
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