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use of only Turtle in RDF imports test cases

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 13:28:35 -0400
To: Stella Mitchell <stellamit@gmail.com>
cc: RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8539.1271352515@waldron>

In drafting a reply to a comment [1] I realized it's pretty odd that our
RDF test cases require having a turtle parser, not an RDF/XML one.

I think we ought to have the import statement not indicate the format
(take off the ".turtle" suffix in the import statements), and then at
the given URL provide both turtle and RDF/XML.  The w3.org Web server
will do this automatically if there are files with the same basename and
the ".rdf" and ".ttl" suffixes.

1.  Does anyone disagree this is conceptually the right thing to do?

2.  Stella, is this something you can do?  Do you have software (eg
    Jena) which read turtle and output RDF/XML?

If there's no problem here, I'm inclined to tell the commenter that we
acknowledge this as a deficiency of the test suite and will correct it.
My hope is that our promise to correct it will be sufficient for the
commenter to be satisfied, so we wont actually need to do it before PR.
Make sense?

     -- Sandro


[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/Response_to_JA
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