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Relationship with WS-MEX

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 02:13:08 +0200
To: SAWSDL public list <public-ws-semann@w3.org>
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On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 06:23:57PM +0200, Jacek Kopecky wrote:
> 2006-08-30: EricP to investigate relation of SAWSDL to WS-MEX

WS-Mex principally is a way to invoke one of two web services, Get and
GetMetadata, to retrieve WSDL, W3C XML Schema and WS-policy. The
response contains the requested elements, either encapsulate, or by
WS-Address reference. WS-Mex can be used to GET SAWSDL-annotated WSDL
or XSD resources (are they still documents at this point?).

WS-Mex can be used for things not envisioned by the author, but it is
very much about retrieving resources about a service, and not about
associating parts of those resources with particular semantics or
actions. Because of this, I don't think we need to worry about
stepping on each-other's charters. In fact, I think for something to
conflict with us, it must somehow (augmented infoset or XPath
reference) add information to WSDL and XSD in the same places we do,
and that info must be somehow useable to encode semantics or actions.

I have a variety of comments on WS-Mex, which I will send to SAWSDL so
we can decide if we want to, as a WG, submit comments to a the authors
when they are soliciting comments "in the near future".

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