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Re: Draft wording for targetResource attribute

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <jean-jacques.moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 17:26:04 +0200
Message-ID: <3EE0B28C.4010302@crf.canon.fr>
To: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
CC: www-ws-desc@w3.org

You've just found a bug. What I was really trying to say was that the 
service provides a mean for accessing (manipulating?) a resource. I 
think that's what we agreed in Rennes and that is captured in the fork 
diagram [3]. I think this aspect is missing from your proposed definition.

What about the following revised wording instead?

<revised>
The targetResource attribute information item identifies the resource 
that can be manipulated through the service's interface.
</revised>

JJ.

[3] 
<http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~//2002/ws/desc/wsdl12/wsdl12.html?content-type=text/html#serviceresfig1>

David Booth wrote:

> 
> The current draft wording on targetResource[1] says: "The
> targetResource attribute information item identifies the resource
> that the service is a representation of."
> 
> 1. This wording seems to be using the term "representation" in a way
>  that is different from the usage in the TAG's Web Architecture 
> document[2].  Wherever possible, I think we should be consistent with
>  the WebArch's use of terms.
> 
> 2. This wording also seems unnecessarily restrictive.  The 
> targetResource indicates a relationship between the WSDL service and
>  some other resource.  Although one good use of it is to indicate
> that two WSDL services operate on the same physical object (such as a
>  printer), it seems to me that: (a) the exact nature of the
> relationship will always depend on the semantics of the particular
> application or service that is defined; and (b) there may be other
> legitimate uses that don't necessarily involve the same physical
> object.  For this reason I think we are best off saying as little as
> possible about it in our spec.
> 
> Accordingly, I propose changing the above wording to something like:
>  "The targetResource attribute information item identifies a resource
>  that is related to the service.  The nature of the relationship
> depends on the semantics of the service."
> 
> Comments?
> 
> 1. WSDL 1.2 draft: 
> http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/wsdl12/wsdl12.html#Service_resource_attribute
> 
> 
> 
> 2. TAG Web Arch: http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/#representations
> 
> 
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