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Re: why distinguish between simple and complex types? (issue 11)

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2006 16:10:45 +0200
To: verma@cs.uga.edu
Cc: Rama Akkiraju <akkiraju@us.ibm.com>, SAWSDL public list <public-ws-semann@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1149603045.18792.28.camel@localhost>


do you have any specific scenario where precedence rules would be
useful? I feel that if the type says it is an Address, and the element
that uses the type says it is DeliveryAddress, both do apply, right? 
I don't really see how we could specify that DeliveryAddress applies

If there is a conflict, like the type says it is a "Mammal" and the
element says it is a "Car", that would make an inconsistent (and
invalid) SAWSDL document, and I don't think we should hide this problem
by specifying that only Car applies for this particular use of what
elsewhere would be Mammal.

So in a nutshell, I don't think we need precedence or resolution rules
if we call inconsistent documents invalid.

Best regards,


On Mon, 2006-06-05 at 17:25 -0400, Kunal Verma wrote:
> Finally, allowing annotations for both elements and complexTypes begs
> the question of which takes precedence when used together. As pointed
> out by Laurent in
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ws-semann/2006May/0043, the
> approach of giving the element annotation precedence over the type
> annotation seems like the way to go.
> "If some internal annotation exists for a complex type as well, any
> "where used" annotation takes precedence over the internal one." 
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