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Re: WDL updated

From: S. Mike Dierken <mdierken@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 20:40:01 -0700
Message-ID: <BAY101-DAV2F966B7DA0993A99BB79DD80F0@phx.gbl>
To: "David Orchard" <dorchard@bea.com>, <public-web-http-desc@w3.org>

I have a question about the following
>  /resources/resource/operation/@location
> - a relative URI appeneded to the /resources/resource/@location.
> It follows the syntax of the WSDL 2.0 whttp:location attribute.

This seems to be meant to construct resource identifiers, but doesn't
provide much functionality in that construction - basically appending text.
I assume multiple inputs would be appending in the same sequence as the WDL
document, but there is no control over whether a path separator (the '/'
character) is inserted between inputs or not. Maybe you already described
how much functionality you intended to support somewhere else.

I would have imagined that the <input> elements would have a name= attribute
and that name would be found in the URI with some syntax like
{name-of-input}.

The example earlier in the document:
>  <wdl:resource
location="http://api.search.yahoo.com/WebSearchService/V1/">
>  <wdl:getoperation location="{searchString}">
mentions 'searchString' but I couldn't find a description of how
'searchString' was used or described. There is a comment above this line and
it didn't seem like the sample would actually construct the URI in that
comment. Maybe this is still a rough draft?

Anyway, this is all cool stuff!



----- Original Message ----- 
From: David Orchard
To: public-web-http-desc@w3.org
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 11:21 AM
Subject: WDL updated


I've done an update to WDL [1]

Of note:
- Get Operation syntax is simplified. This is obviously the 80/20 case so
it's as simple as possible
- Collapsed Faults and Outputs
- Added the Template and explanation section
- Completed the Schema
- Added all the extra components like version, transferCoding, mediaType,
header.

Cheers,
Dave

[1] http://www.pacificspirit.com/Authoring/WDL/
Received on Thursday, 26 May 2005 03:39:55 GMT

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