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[Test Cases] Action 614: Starting a discussion on coverage of RIF test case suite

From: Leora Morgenstern <leora@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 12:07:30 -0500
To: public-rif-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFE0965233.2EF5F427-ON852574FE.005DD33E-852574FE.005E1105@us.ibm.com>
This email is intended to start a discussion about whether the current 
suite of test cases (available at 
http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/Category:Test_Case ) is sufficient for 
RIF's needs. 

I am attaching a spreadsheet that summarizes these test cases. (This is 
all taken directly from the wiki; the spreadsheet is just meant to make it 
easier to see at a glance what the test cases address.) Column C gives the 
main point of these test cases. Column E gives the reference to part of 
the spec in the particular RIF document (e.g., BLD, SWC, DTB) which the 
test addresses.

Some parts of these specs seem to have more coverage than others. 
--- For example, only some of the built-ins in DTB are covered. Should 
there be test cases for all built-ins?
--- Another example: There are no tests that point to the SWC section on 
entailment, although there are several examples pointing to the 
closely-related section on Common RIF-RDF Interpretations.  Is this 
--- Another example: Most UCR cases are not represented in the test suite. 
This is because most of the test cases can't be represented in BLD. 
Nevertheless, it raises the question: should there be other practical use 
cases which demonstrate how RIF will be used, and should there be test 
cases corresponding to these new use cases?

The general question is: Does the current suite of test cases adequately 
cover the RIF document specs?

Comments on this issue are welcome.

Best regards,

Received on Tuesday, 11 November 2008 17:08:18 UTC

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