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Re: TEST: Functional and InverseFunctional tests for approval

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 14:45:16 -0400
Message-Id: <p05111706b999615069ab@[]>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, jjc@hpl.hp.com
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

>>  >I would actually prefer that RDF/XML not be used at all in the
>>  >documents used to define tests, on the grounds that RDF/XML is too
>>  >difficult to read.
>>  While I have sympathy I am not sure where to go with this.
>>  I think the most readable syntax is N-triple with QNames.
>>  (N-triple being too verbose).
>>  We could choose to present our tests in such a syntax, but that then gives
>>  us issues about where the syntax is presented, define etc. N3 is, IMO,
>>  unusable for a spec because there is no well-defined standard stable
>  > definition.
>I agree entirely that N3 is not suitable.
>However, we could use the abstract syntax.

Let me reiterate, a bit more forcibly this time - Chair's ruling: the 
normative exchange format, agreed to by this group, and therefore to 
be used in testing is RDF/XML.  If someone wants to do something else 
IN ADDITION, it would be okay with me - but we agreed to the exchange 
format, and therefore that's what the tests should be written in.

Professor James Hendler				  hendler@cs.umd.edu
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