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toRole and fromRole names and type references and similar.

From: Tony Fletcher <tony_fletcher@btopenworld.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 23:04:05 -0000
To: <public-ws-chor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c52cd7$f3c211e0$6501a8c0@corp.choreology.com>
Dear Colleagues,
 
In trying to sort out roletypes from roles for issues 1018 and 1018
I wonder if we should not change the interaction syntax defined in 2.5.2.3
from

                                                     Interaction Syntax


The syntax of the <emph>interaction</emph> construct is:



<interaction  name="ncname"

              channelVariable="qname"

              operation="ncname"

              align="true"|"false"?

              initiate="true"|"false"? >

 

   <participate  relationshipType="qname"

                 fromRole="qname" toRole="qname" />

 

   <exchange  name="ncname"

              informationType="qname"?|channelType="qname"?

              action="request"|"respond" >

     <send      variable="XPath-expression"? 

                recordReference="list of ncname"?   

                causeException="true"|"false"? />

     <receive   variable="XPath-expression"? 

                recordReference="list of ncname"? 

                causeException="true"|"false"? />

   </exchange>*

 

   <timeout  time-to-complete="XPath-expression"

             fromRoleRecordReference="list of ncname"?

             toRoleRecordReference="list of ncname"? />?

 

   <record  name="ncname"

            when="before"|"after"|"timeout"

            causeException="true"|"false"? >

     <source  variable="XPath-expression"? | expression="Xpath-expression"?
/>

     <target  variable="XPath-expression" />

   </record>*

</interaction>

to

                                                     Interaction Syntax


The syntax of the <emph>interaction</emph> construct is:



<interaction  name="ncname"

              channelVariable="qname"

              operation="ncname"

              align="true"|"false"?

              initiate="true"|"false"? >

 

   <participate  relationshipType="qname"

                 fromRole="ncnameqname" fromRoleType="qname"

                 toRole="ncnameqname" toRoleType="qname"

   />

 

   <exchange  name="ncname"

              informationType="qname"?|channelType="qname"?

              action="request"|"respond" >

     <send      variable="XPath-expression"? 

                recordReference="list of ncname"?   

                causeException="true"|"false"? />

     <receive   variable="XPath-expression"? 

                recordReference="list of ncname"? 

                causeException="true"|"false"? />

   </exchange>*

 

   <timeout  time-to-complete="XPath-expression"

             fromRoleRecordReference="list of ncname"?

             toRoleRecordReference="list of ncname"? />?

 

   <record  name="ncname"

            when="before"|"after"|"timeout"

            causeException="true"|"false"? >

     <source  variable="XPath-expression"? | expression="Xpath-expression"?
/>

     <target  variable="XPath-expression" />

   </record>*

</interaction>

 
That is that we should give the roles names as well as showing what type the
correspond to.
 
Similarly for perform.  Should we not change

<perform  choreographyName="qname" 

          choreographyInstanceId="XPath-expression"? >

   <bind  name="ncname">

     <this variable="XPath-expression" role="qname"/>

     <free variable="XPath-expression" role="qname"/>

   </bind>*

   Choreography-Notation?

</perform>

to

<perform  choreographyName="qname" 

          choreographyInstanceId="XPath-expression"? >

   <bind  name="ncname">

     <this variable="XPath-expression" role="ncname" roleTypeRef="qname"/>

     <free variable="XPath-expression" role="ncname" roleTypeRef="qname"/>

   </bind>*

   Choreography-Notation?

</perform>

 
I propose to change the syntax of assign from
 

<assign  roleType="qname">

   <copy  name="ncname" causeException="true"|"false"? >

      <source  variable="XPath-expression"?|expression="Xpath-expression"?
/>

      <target  variable="XPath-expression" />

   </copy>+

</assign>

to
 

<assign  role="ncname" roleType="qname">

   <copy  name="ncname" causeException="true"|"false"? >

      <source  variable="XPath-expression"?|expression="Xpath-expression"?
/>

      <target  variable="XPath-expression" />

   </copy>+

</assign>

 
I propose to change the syntax for noAction from 

 

<noAction roleType="qname? />

 

to 

 

<noAction role="ncname"? roleType="qname"? />

 

 
 
although having one place in a choreography where we say what roles are
involved and what the type of each role is would probably be better then
doing it in several places like this and having to check consistency.
Perhaps something like

<roleAssignments name="ncname" ">

   <roleAssignment role name="ncname" roleType="qname" />+

</roleAssignments>

 
then noAction would become
<noAction role="ncname"? />

 
and similar elsewhere.
 
 
 
 
Best Regards     Tony
A M Fletcher
 
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