XML Query Test Suite version 1.0

The XML Query Working Group and the XSL Working Group would like to 
announce the availability of version 1.0 of the XML Query Test Suite 
(XQTS) at http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/test-suite/.

We encourage implementors to run this test suite and request that they 
provide feedback to us by Sept. 29, 2006. If enough positive results are 
received, then we will be able to request a transition to Proposed 
Recommendation. During this period we will continue to respond to bug 
reports and will likely issue one or two point releases of the test suite.

In this release, we have added 230 test cases, including a small number of 
tests for fn:collection. We have changed the way that tests of fn:doc and 
tests that expect a context item from the host environment are expressed 
in our catalog (spelled out in Guidelines for Running the XQuery Test 

We request that submittors re-read our guidelines if they have not done so 
recently and  follow the guidelines for the transformation of queries and 
for the comparison of results as closely as possible. While we have 
provided a mechanism for submittors to tell us about any deviations that 
have been made, we hope that this will be used sparingly. 

To date, we have received the results for several implementations of 
XQuery: Saxon-SA, xq2xsl, X-Hive/DB, xbird/open, XQuest,Qizx/open, and one 
anonymous implementation. A report that reflects these results is 
available from our web page. We will update this report as new results are 
received. We encourage implementors to send us results early, and then to 
update their results as their implementations progress.

                                                -- Andrew

Andrew Eisenberg
4 Technology Park Drive
Westford, MA  01886


Received on Thursday, 24 August 2006 05:50:44 UTC