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Re: SPARQL: W3C QA Guidelines conformance

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 09:15:38 -0500
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20051209141538.GN17752@w3.org>
On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 02:06:44AM +0200, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> Dear RDF Data Access Working Group,
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-rdf-sparql-query-20050721/ does not
> conform to <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/PR-qaframe-spec-20050629/>
> (e.g., there is no conformance clause, keywords like "must" are not
> defined), please change the draft such that it does.

Thank you for your comment. The editor's draft now has a conformance
section [CNF]. Since SPARQL Query does not define an implementation,
we rely on SPARQL Protocol to define conformance.
B Conformance

See appendix A grammar regarding conformance of _SPARQL Query
strings_, and section 10 Query Result Forms for conformance of query
results. See appendix E. Internet Media Type for conformance to the
application/sparql-query media type.

This specification is intended for use in conjuction with the SPARQL
Protocol [SPROT] and the SPARQL Query Results XML Format
[RESULTS]. See those specifications for their conformance criteria.

Note that the SPARQL protocol describes an abstract interface as well
as a network protocol, and the abstract interface may apply to APIs as
well as network interfaces.

If this is satisfactory, please indicate so in a response (with
[CLOSED] in the subject, if you wish). If not, please send more 

[CNF] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/DataAccess/rq23/#conformance

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