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Re: comments on WS Desc Requirements draft of 29 April 2002

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 10:13:35 +0200
Message-ID: <3DA6882F.10102@crf.canon.fr>
To: Jeffrey Schlimmer <jeffsch@windows.microsoft.com>
CC: "WS-Desc WG (Public)" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

Jeff,

+1 to option 1). Option 2) has a different meaning.

+1 to all your other suggestions.

Jean-Jacques.

Jeffrey Schlimmer wrote:
> REQUIREMENT
> R046 
> The description language MUST allow describing Messages independent of
> specific wire format. (From JS. Last discussed 11 April, 2002.)
> 
> COMMENT
> R046 leaves the term "wire format" undefined.  I have heard this term
> often before, but never before in a context where the details of what is
> meant matter quite so much.  A definition or at least an example would
> be useful.  (Big-endian vs. little-endian? HTTP vs. SMTP?  ASCII vs
> UTF-7 vs UTF-8 vs Shift-JIS vs EBCDIC vs UTF-16?  All of the above? None
> of the above?)
> 
> RECOMMENDATION
> Reword: "The description language MUST describe Messages independent
> from transfer encodings." or "The description language MUST describe
> Messages in terms of the XML Infoset."
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