[XML-SIG] Roadmap document - finally!
Sat, 17 Feb 2001 10:19:09 -0700
> We would benefit from a good test suite that is easy to run, self-evaluates
> the results, contains plenty of regression tests, and makes it easy to add
> tests. Although I know that no one (including me) wants to spend time on
> this, once it's accomplished, we should be able to improve the quality of the
> results while spending less effort on testing and bug fixing.
> I suggest we look at using pyUnit for this. I only looked at it for a few
> minutes, but it looks promising. It might make sense to use the OASIS parser
> test cases as a part of the test suite.
Looks as if PyUnit is about to be elevated to The True Python Unit Testing
System, so I guess this makes sense.
> Second, I think the road map should include directions for future work.
> What's in there now is mostly finishing up on current work. What might we
> want to get into? One thing is to keep the standard tools up with newer
> versions of existing W3C Recs. This would include DOM 3,
On its way.
> and the new releases
> of xpath,
I'm still conducting a Jihad against XSLT 1.1 on xsl-list (and the
email@example.com list). Hopefully I can get them to ditch xsl:script.
Looks as if I have quite a bit of support, but who ever knows what the W3C
> and xpointer.
4XPointer in 0.10.2 is about 90% there. A bit of work left on points and
> We did this for SAX2, and surely we will
> want/need to do the same for the other key recs. Let's sketch out these
> intents in the Roadmap.
> Next in the way of future directions would be important new Recs. Xml Schemas
> would seem to be a prime candidate. Is anyone working or wanting to work on
Eww! XSchemas got cooties! I'm not touching it. I'd rather see if Lars
comes up with anything on Hook.
But I know, I know, someone will have to implement XSchemas for maximum Python
> Can we get some of Henry Thompson's code? What about an API
> for xml schemas? Can we take the lead in that? Or do we not want to (or no one
> is personally interested?). Let's get it into the Roadmap.
> Then there are the non-standards things. Is pyXml going to do anything with
There is 4RDF. Does PyXML really need to dupe the effort? 4RDF is a *very*
advanced RDF implementation, even though I say so myself.
> Topic maps?
I think Lars and Geir are manning this fort.
> What else? Into the roadmap, even if there is no one to work
> on such projects at the moment.
XQL has finally awoken from its funk
Experimental parser-level XInclude and XML:Base support maybe
A low-level Infoset API would be interesting
Schematron implemented in Python rather than XSLT
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