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Re: Target namespace in WSDL

From: Prasad Yendluri <pyendluri@webmethods.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 17:08:18 -0700
Message-ID: <3D1A5772.DDE67A02@webmethods.com>
To: www-ws-desc@w3.org

This is also consistent with the current spec:

"a targetNamespace attribute of type URI may be specified. The URI MUST NOT
be a relative URI."

Certainly +1 ..

Regards, Prasad

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: Target namespace in WSDL
Resent-Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 15:21:23 -0400 (EDT)
Resent-From: www-ws-desc@w3.org
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 12:20:49 -0700
From: "Jonathan Marsh" <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
To: "Martin Gudgin" <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>


Given that relative URIs are undefined for use as XML namespace URIs,
should we mandate that this URI be absolute instead of merely non-zero
length?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Gudgin [mailto:mgudgin@microsoft.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 3:08 AM
> To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
> Subject: Target namespace in WSDL
>
>
> Both WSDL and XML Schema have the notion of a target namespace. In XML
> Schema this property can be absent, denoting constructs that are not
> affiliated with a particular namespace. This was necessary because XML
> Schema describes XML instances, and elements in an XML instance may be
> unqualified ( not affiliated with a namespace ).
>
> The question I would like to pose is 'Does it makes sense to allow the
> target namespace property of WSDL components to be absent?'. And I
will
> argue that it does not. WSDL does not describe XML instances, it
> describes messages, portTypes, bindings and services. I think it makes
> sense to mandate that these contructs always be affiliated with a
> namespace.
>
> To this end, I propose that we mandate the 'targetNamespace' AII on the
> definitions EII. And that we modify the spec to say that the value of
> the AII must be a non-zero length URI.
>
> Changes to spec
>
> Section 3.1
>
> Add a bullet between current bullets 2 and 3;
>
> * A target namespace attribute information item amongst its
[attributes]
> as described below
>
>
> Section 3.1.1
>
> Add a third bullet
>
> * A type of anyURI in the http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema namespace
>
> Add prose
>
> The value of the targetNamespace attribute information item MUST NOT be
> the empty string.
>
>
>
> Gudge
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