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XQuery 3.1 implementations and the XQuery 3.1 Test Suite

From: Andrew Coleman <andrew_coleman@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:17:36 +0000
To: w3c-xsl-query@w3.org, public-qt-comments@w3.org, xml-dev@lists.xml.org, talk@x-query.com
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Dear XQuery implementers,

The XML Query WG, jointly with the XSLT Working Group, have recently 
transitioned several of the "3.1" suite of specifications from Last Call 
Working Draft to Candidate Recommendation.  (The documents are XQuery 3.1, 
XQueryX 3.1, XPath 3.1, XDM 3.1, F&O 3.1 and Serialization 3.1).

In conjunction with this, the W3C invited implementations of these 
documents [1][2].

We already have in place a substantial test suite for XQuery 3.1, which we 
believe has reasonably good coverage of the specifications.  We are 
currently in the process of reviewing the test suite to determine what 
additional tests are needed to ensure that we can determine our specs to 
be implementable as required by W3C policies.

The purpose of Candidate Recommendation is, as implied above, to determine 
whether the specs are implementable, particularly that each feature can be 
implemented by two or more implementations compatibly.  Therefore, we ask 
implementers to respond to that call by submitting their results from 
running the test suite and by reporting bugs they've discovered as a 

If you are responsible for an XQuery 3.1 implementation, please consider 
submitting test suite results.  Instructions for doing this are available 

[1] http://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/4278
[2] http://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/4415
[3] http://dev.w3.org/2011/QT3-test-suite/guide/reporting.html

Many thanks,
- Andy

Andrew Coleman
Co-Chair, XML Query Working Group

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