Call for Concensus: Update SPARQL 1.1 test suite to align with changes introduced in RDF 1.1

PR #21 proposes to remove strdt03 and strlang03 and replace them with strdt03-rdf11 and strlang03-rdf11 which are compatible with RDF 1.1 literal semantics.

The SPARQL 1.1 test suite expects "abc"^^xsd:string and
"DEF"^^xsd:string to produce an error when passed to STRDT and
STRLANG, leading to ?str1 being unbound in these tests. This is
because STRDT and STRLANG expect their first argument to a "simple
literal". However, in RDF 1.1 "simple literals" are merely syntactic
sugar for xsd:string datatyped literals. Therefore, both of these
literals should be acceptable to STRDT and STRLANG, yielding values
bound to ?str1.

The RDF Test Curation CG charter calls for a consensus to integrate these tests into the test suite. Also, following this, the tests at should be either synchronized from, or redirected to

Note that there are other changes to SPARQL tests being considered:, so these may be batched together once resolved.

Gregg Kellogg

Received on Tuesday, 3 November 2015 00:33:13 UTC