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Re: Templating: a proposed way forward

From: Ingram, William A <wingram2@illinois.edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:14:31 +0000
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D0486537.18004%wingram2@illinois.edu>
If you can you point me at an existing test harness, I can spend some time
hacking on it this week. -BI

On 9/24/14, 12:04 PM, "Jeni Tennison" <jeni@jenitennison.com> wrote:

>Bill,
>
>Thanks! Youıd 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. Itıs usually the case that
>implementers provide the majority of the tests themselves as they have to
>create them in order to test their tools.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Jeni
>
>-----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
>http://www.jenitennison.com/

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