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Last Call Comment 1/28/2005: Section 2.2.5 - Optional Description

From: Monica J. Martin <Monica.Martin@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 12:52:27 -0800
To: public-ws-chor-comments@w3.org, "WS Choreography (E-mail)" <public-ws-chor@w3.org>
Message-id: <41FAA60B.7080301@sun.com>

LAST CALL COMMENT, Section 2.2.5


2.2.5 Semantics
FROM:
Within a WS-CDL document, descriptions allow the recording of semantic 
definitions and other documentation. The OPTIONAL description 
sub-element is allowed inside any WS-CDL language element. WS-CDL 
parsers are not required to parse the contents of the description.

The information provided by the description sub-element will allow for 
the recording of semantics in any or all of the following ways:

    * Text. This will be in plain text or possibly HTML and should be brief
    * Document Reference. This will contain a URI to a document that 
more fully describes the component
    * Machine Oriented Semantic Descriptions. This will contain machine 
processable definitions in languages such as RDF or OWL

Descriptions that are text or document references can be defined in 
multiple different human readable languages.

TO:
Within a WS-CDL document, descriptions may reference semantic 
definitions and other documentation. The OPTIONAL description 
sub-element is allowed inside any WS-CDL language element. Descriptions 
MAY be text or document references defined in multiple different human 
readable languages.  Where machine processable, WS-CDL parsers are not 
required to parse the contents of the description.

The information provided by the description sub-element will reference 
the descriptions in any or all of the following areas:

    * Text: Plain text, HTML or other non-encoded text formats may apply 
(e.g. text/plain, text/html, text/sgml,  text/xml, etc.).
    * Document Reference. This MAY contain a URI to a document that more 
fully describes the component.
    * Machine Oriented Semantic Descriptions. This MAY contain machine 
processable definitions in languages such as RDF or OWL. This 
description MAY
       contain a URI.

The semantics of any element or attribute from the WS-CDL namespace 
SHOULD remain unchanged.

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This change is based on working towards solidifying two items:
a. Define which references MAY be accessible via a URI or other machine 
processable reference (not only documentation).
b. Explicitly define whether or not these descriptions can affect the 
semantics. If not, explicitly limit or exclude whether these semantic 
references may change operational semantics or affect the development of 
a choreography description.
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