protocol7 archive
25 June 2006

XQuery and the importance of test suites

The XML Query WG has announced what they belive is the completed release of the test suite for XQuery. All in all, it contains a whopping 14500 test cases. That’s what the WG think is necessary to fully test the complete specification, all 239 pages of it. I think it will be a crucial tool for ensuring combability between different XQuery implementations and might make XQuery skip the long period of incompability that most other specifications has to endure. I just wish that the SVG WG would make the same prioritizes, instead of trying to release yet another bloated spec long before the previous is even close to being proven and successful.

And, if 14500 test cases are required for XQuery compability, how many will be needed for WS-*?

tags: Standards - WS - XML