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Re: Human readable documentation of services ?

From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 14:51:58 +0100
Message-Id: <84B1A5FD-370D-11D9-B323-000A95C50B1C@activemath.org>
To: rob@socialchange.net.au, public-sws-ig <public-sws-ig@w3.org>

Now, this should stand in contrast to something like javadoc which any 
java developer I have ever met will use in most cases before jumping 
into another form of understanding of a library...

Le 13 nov. 04, à 00:44, Rob Atkinson a écrit :
> * metadata that isnt actually exercised by the person entering the 
> data tends to be, as we Aussies say "ordinary"
> * documentation is not a scalable mechanism in its own right - you 
> really need classification via controlled vocabularies - I.e. the 
> human readable view of an ontology.

Well... yes... but let's talk about the realistic scale of current 
developers handling a handful of services. What can they read ?
(this question is not even answered, to my taste, at current WSDL/SOAP 


> So, IMHO you are on the right track about the need for another layer 
> of documentation to make the syntactical schemas work in practice, 
> however I think that at most the documentation should be harvested 
> from an external source that can be dereferenced by the declared 
> object types. This external source would be the artefact you would 
> query to find or understand the nature of the service.
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