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[Bug 8283] New: fault descriptions/semantics are inconsistent

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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:05:08 +0000
To: public-ws-resource-access-notifications@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8283-2780@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: fault descriptions/semantics are inconsistent
           Product: WS-Resource Access
           Version: PR
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Eventing
        AssignedTo: public-ws-resource-access-notifications@w3.org
        ReportedBy: gilbert.pilz@oracle.com
         QAContact: public-ws-resource-access-notifications@w3.org

WS-Eventing defines a number of faults in Section 6. Most of these faults are
described by text with the pattern "This fault is generated when . . .". Two of
these faults (EmptyFilter and UnusableEPR) are described by text with the
pattern "This fault MAY be generated when . . ."

1.) Why do some descriptions use the RFC 2119 "MAY" and others do not?

2.) Since the term "generated" means "do something internal and OPTIONALLY
transmit the fault", the phrase "MAY be generated" is redundant.

Proposal: Change the descriptions of the faults to use the pattern "This fault
MUST be generated when . . ."

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