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Re: FW: [Last Call] Web Services Description Requirements

From: Kentaroh Noji <NOJIK@jp.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 10:01:39 +0900
To: public-i18n-ws@w3.org
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The following items may require internationalization viewpoints. 

> R026 The description language MUST provide human-readable comment 

Human-readable comment should have a multiple languages' capability. UDDI 
V2 allows five descriptions of services to support multiple language 
descriptions. WSDL should consider the similar capability of UDDI. 

> R044 The description language SHOULD allow describing both application 
data and context data of a Service.

I can guess application data is based on integer and float etc which is 
defined by XML Schema or something else. But, I cannot guess the meaning 
of context data of a Service.  If it means semantics of exchangeable data 
or environment of services, I think internationalization may be required.  

> R060 The description language MUST allow specifying an association 
between an Interface and one or more concrete protocols and/or data 

I'm wondering that the data format imply locale sensitive data format such 
as date and numeric format.  We should clarify what data format is. 

In summary, WSDL can have an internationalization section in order to make 
the internationalization requirements clear.

 R### Internationalization requirements 

 The following requirements SHOULD have an internationalization 

 R026: description
 R044: description 
 R060: description

After clarifications, I think we may be able to make several use 
cases/requirements by cross referencing. 

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Kentaroh Noji : knoji@jp.ibm.com
Globalization Center of Competency, Yamato SW Lab. IBM Japan

"Addison Phillips [wM]" <aphillips@webmethods.com>
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2002/11/12 09:29

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        Subject:        FW: [Last Call] Web Services Description Requirements


Dear Listmates:

My apologies on the delay in forwarding the below "Last Call" on the WSDL

I urge each of you to review this document and supply whatever feedback 
feel is germane on your own (or your company's) behalf directly to this 

However, this is an opportunity to provide early, consistent feedback from
this Task Force as well. I would like to encourage each of you to send 
feedback to this list for discussion and consolidation into a coherent
position by the I18N Work Group. As such your comments may enjoy greater
impact or attention than individual contributions might, and it will give
this community an opportunity to get involved with setting the tone for
internationalization in Web services (as opposed to trying to provide
comments "after the fact").

Best Regards,


Addison P. Phillips
Director, Globalization Architecture
webMethods, Inc.

+1 408.962.5487 (phone)  +1 408.210.3569 (mobile)
Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.

Chair, W3C-I18N-WG Web Services Task Force
To participate see http://www.w3.org/International/ws

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This is the Last Call announcement from the W3C Web Services Description
Working Group for review of the Web Services Description Requirements

  This document describes the Web Services Description Working
  Group's requirements for the Web Services Description specification.

The Last Call review period ends on 31 December 2002. The Working Group
does not intend to take this document further than Last Call, except to
update this document in response to comments and requests from other
Working Groups and the public.

Comments on this document should be sent to
public-ws-desc-comments@w3.org (archive [2]). It is inappropriate to
send discussion emails to this address.  Issues arising from comments
will appear on our issues list [3].

The following Working Groups are especially invited to review the

  Web Services Architecture
  XML Protocol
  RDF Interest Group

Jonathan Marsh
Chair, Web Services Description Working Group

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/ws-desc-reqs/
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ws-desc-comments/

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