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Re: Templating: a proposed way forward

From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:04:01 +0100
To: Ingram, William A <wingram2@illinois.edu>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <etPan.5422f982.4e6afb66.aa2a@jenit.local>

Thanks! You’d be volunteering to start from scratch, though we do have a bunch of sample CSV files from the use cases document and there are test harnesses in existence from other W3C work. It’s usually the case that implementers provide the majority of the tests themselves as they have to create them in order to test their tools.



-----Original Message-----
From: Ingram, William A <wingram2@illinois.edu>
Reply: Ingram, William A <wingram2@illinois.edu>>
Date: 24 September 2014 at 14:13:52
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>>, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>>
Cc: W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>>
Subject:  Re: Templating: a proposed way forward

> I was hoping we would get to spend some time on the call discussing the
> third agenda item: who is going to do the work, but we ran out of time.
> I could use some clarification on what work needs to be done. I'm
> referring to this section of Jeni's e-mail from the beginning of this
> thread:
> On 9/22/14, 3:30 AM, "Jeni Tennison" wrote:
> >I want to reiterate one particular point that was made during the
> >meeting: the Working Group as a whole can only do what the members of the
> >Working Group do. Regardless of whether we pursue the specification of a
> >templating language, we still have need for volunteers to edit the specs
> >for:
> >
> > * default conversion to RDF
> > * default conversion to XML
> > * default conversion to JSON
> >
> >Perhaps the biggest question we have about a templating language is
> >actually about the Working Group being able to commit the time that it
> >would take to specify it, including all the tests that would be required
> >and the need for implementations. Having someone volunteer to edit the
> >spec, someone volunteer to manage the test suite, and two people
> >volunteer to implement the spec (some of these volunteers may be the same
> >people), would make me at least feel a lot happier about taking this on
> >within the Working Group.
> >
> I think I would like to volunteer to manage the test suite. But I want to
> be careful not to take on too much, so before I do, I'd like to know more
> about what this would entail. Does a test suite exist yet, or would I be
> volunteering to start from scratch?
> Etc.
> Thanks,
> Bill

Jeni Tennison
Received on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 17:04:31 UTC

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