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RE: New Issue: Confusion concerning the context of WS-Addressing, lack of primer

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 22:23:02 +0100
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To: <bob@freunds.com>, <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>

Hi Bob,

> Noting that several have asked questions about usage of WS-Addressing it
> seems that a non-normative primer might be useful to set WS-Addressing
> in context 

I'm puzzling who would is the intended readership of such a
document - implementers of the specification or authors of
other specifications layering our specification?

The former have our CR test suite, and should have / can contribute
more test cases for clarification in preference to a "here's how
to think about addressing" documnt.

The latter seems to be members of the WS-* circus which is well
enough represented on our WG, No?

> and to provide examples of intended usage.

We do have examples in the testsuite, maybe we could wrap them up
into a pseudo Primer as a quick win.

> The WS-Addressing charter does not include the development of such a
> primer as a result document of this working group.

Possibly for good reason. We had a timeline driven charter - has that
gone out of the window? I can't see how adding more deliverables
is going to help us get 'done' sooner.

> Should the working group request a charter modification to add such a
> primer to our deliverables?

Not unless someone has one up ready made thier sleeves. Of course there's 
nothing to stop working group members or anyone else from writing 
"WS-Addressing for Dummies" and making their fortune, should the demand
for such a thing really exist.

Paul
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