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Re: Question about including assertion identifiers directly in SOAP 1.2 spec

From: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 15:19:38 -0500
Cc: "Martin Gudgin" <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, "Noah Mendelson" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, "Jean-Jacques Moreau" <moreau@crf.canon.fr>, "David Fallside" <fallside@us.ibm.com>, <www-archive@w3.org>
To: "Henrik Frystyk Nielsen" <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Message-Id: <38B791F0-00B3-11D7-BEAD-0003937568DC@sun.com>

It would be fairly easy (if a bit labour intensive) to add markup 
around every assertion and generate a number in the XSL. An anchor 
could also be automatically generated for linking. The problem would be 
(as always) keeping the spec and test collection in sync. IIRC, the 
test collection currently embeds links to sections so this would need a 
rework also.


On Monday, Nov 25, 2002, at 14:53 US/Eastern, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen 
> At today's SOAP 1.2 implementer's telcon, the question was brought up 
> as
> to whether it would be possible to mark the various assertions in the
> SOAP 1.2 spec explicitly so that they are easier to refer to.
> Currently the link between the test collection [1] and the spec is at
> the section level. This means that although the "SOAP Version 1.2
> Specification Assertions and Test Collection" document provides
> assertions numbers, these numbers are not reflected in the SOAP 1.2
> spec.
> As a result, it is hard to use these numbers as they are not
> "authoritatively provided" by the SOAP 1.2 spec, especially as the
> numbers in [1] have changed over time (as it happens the assertion
> numbers were assigned by the XSL and not hard coded).
> As I don't know how easy or complicated moving these assertion
> identifiers into the spec, I promised to take the question to y'all to
> hear what you think. I guess the question is whether such assertion
> identifiers would be useful to have part of the spec or not.
> Comments?
> Henrik Frystyk Nielsen
> mailto:henrikn@microsoft.com
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/2/10/LC/soap12-testcollection.html
Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Web Technologies and Standards, Sun Microsystems.
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