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RE: [API] First draft of the Java API bindings

From: Rotan Hanrahan <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:58:04 +0100
Message-ID: <D5306DC72D165F488F56A9E43F2045D3014D90D5@FTO.mobileaware.com>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, <jmcf@tid.es>
Cc: <public-ddwg@w3.org>

Mike, Jos¨¦ and all,

Just a clarification. We're using these Java source code as a means to determine what would be the right way to express the DDR API. This source code is not necessarily the actual or final representation. When we have created enough of the API in a Java format to give us confidence that we are doing the right thing, we will move ahead with our plan to create the formal definition in IDL. Then we may create a new binding for Java, which might replace anything that we are doing now (though still remain in the spirit of what we are doing).

Therefore I strongly urge that this "W3C Open Source Project" be described solely as a design exercise, at this stage, rather than being described as a software implementation. The danger is that the experimental design code would become the de-facto "standard", and interfere with the process of creating the official IDL standard from which all bindings are supposed to derive.


-----Original Message-----
From: public-ddwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-ddwg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Michael(tm) Smith
Sent: 11 October 2007 06:26
To: Jos?? Manuel Cantera Fonseca
Cc: public-ddwg@w3.org
Subject: Re: [API] First draft of the Java API bindings

Jos´¼P Manuel Cantera Fonseca <jmcf@tid.es>, 2007-10-10 19:20 +0200:

> I have created a first draft of the Java API bindings [1], even I'm proud 
> to announce that I have a first version of the implementation of those APIs 
> using WURFL :). I have done it as a proof of concept of the quality of the 
> design.
> I have designed all the functions that are in the current editor's draft 
> and others that might be in subsequent drafts. Also a simple bootstrapping 
> mechanism is provided.
> I think this APIs should provide a good starting point for those who are 
> not comfortable with IDL. Also, I'm gonna send a UML diagram illustrating 
> the design of the API. I will also commit in the group's CVS the Java 
> files.

Jose, before you check these in, let me first check with the W3C
system team to ask how to handle it. We maintain a page listing
all open-source software developed/maintained at the W3C -


...and I think the team tries to keep track of all software we are
making available.

I'll check and find out how they recommend we proceed with this.

Received on Thursday, 11 October 2007 08:59:04 UTC

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