W3C XML Schema Test Collection
Date: 02 May 2001 06:54:59 +0100 From: "Henry S. Thompson" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: XML Schema Test Collection open for contributions
W3C XML Schema Test Collection Henry S. Thompson, University of Edinburgh and W3C Oriol Carbo, University of Edinburgh and W3C1 May 2001 1. Goals and Objectives The W3C XML Schema Test Collection work aims at coordinating test suites for W3C XML Schema processors created by different developers. Here are its main objectives: 1. Integrate existing tests for W3C XML Schema processors in a common environment so they can be accessed publicly and shared among developers; 2. Establish a standard approach to test material IPR which meets the needs of both contributors and users; 3. Collect and develop tools to automate the execution and presentation of the test suites; 4. Offer a standard description of tests related to W3C XML Schema processors: a. Define what areas of the W3C XML Schema specifications the test relates to; b. Specify whether or not a test is designed to identify any errors in schema(s) and/or instance; c. When errors are expected, identify them; d. Provide links to the part(s) of the W3C XML Schema specification tested; e. Facilitate automatic test processing and result presentation. 5. (Test descriptions should be understandable by a developer without the need to actually view the test file(s) themselves); 6. Offer a standard presentation of test results; 7. Design additional tests and add/regularise descriptions of the existing tests; 8. In due course, provide an XSLT-based approach to comparing XML representations of the post schema-validation infoset as produced by different processors. We will shortly announce the availability of XML Schemas for both the ordinary Infoset and the PSVInfoset; 2. How to contribute The W3C expects to author only a small part of the collection -- we are counting on Member organisations and others to contribute the majority. To offer materials for the collection, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ht Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team 2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440 Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: email@example.com URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See the discussion for the W3C XML Schema Recommendation.