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Re: Issue 115

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@systinet.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 10:57:30 +0100
To: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Cc: WS Description List <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1079690249.19112.1.camel@localhost>

David, in light of our decision to make notes non-normative I'd suggest
using lowercase "should" instead of the uppercase "SHOULD", and same in
all other notes in our spec.

The uppercase keywords SHOULD NOT be overused. 8-)

Jacek


On Thu, 2004-03-18 at 18:12, David Booth wrote:
> Per today's teleconference, here is suggested rewording for the second 
> sentence of section 6.1.1:
> 
> [[
> The presence of an optional extensibility element or attribute MAY 
> therefore augment the semantics of a WSDL document in ways that do not 
> invalidate the existing semantics.  However, the presence of a mandatory 
> extensibility element MAY alter the semantics of a WSDL document in ways 
> that invalidate the existing semantics.
> 
> Note: Authors of extensibility elements SHOULD avoid altering the existing 
> semantics in ways that are likely to confuse users.
> ]]
> 
> 
> >Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 10:30:30 -0500
> >To: "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>, "Jonathan Marsh" 
> ><jmarsh@microsoft.com>, "WS Description List" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
> >From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
> >Subject: Re: Issue 115
> >
> >It depends on what you mean by "change".  If you mean that an optional 
> >extension may ADD to the existing semantics without invalidating them, 
> >then I agree.  However, many people will take the word "change" to mean 
> >that an optional extension may invalidate the semantics of something else 
> >in the document.  We need to be clear that an optional extension does NOT 
> >invalidate the semantics of anything in the WSDL document.  That's why 
> >it's optional.  A mandatory extension MAY invalidate the semantics of 
> >something in the WSDL document.  That's why you MUST understand it in 
> >order to understand the document as a whole.  This is what section 6.1.1 
> >tries to express.
> >
> >
> >At 09:26 AM 3/17/2004 +0600, Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:
> >>IIRC the request was to explicitly state that extensions change the
> >>semantics. Your wording implies that (adding props to the component
> >>model) but its not explicit.
> >>
> >>BTW even optional extensions change the semantics. However, a processor
> >>may ignore the change .. but it still does change the semantics.
> >>
> >>Sanjiva.
> >>
> >>----- Original Message -----
> >>From: "David Booth" <dbooth@w3.org>
> >>To: "Jonathan Marsh" <jmarsh@microsoft.com>; "WS Description List"
> >><www-ws-desc@w3.org>
> >>Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 7:07 AM
> >>Subject: Re: Issue 115
> >>
> >>
> >> >
> >> > I think the second sentence adds more confusion than clarification,
> >>because
> >> > it doesn't distinguish optional extensions from mandatory extensions.  The
> >> > second sentence was:
> >> > [[
> >> > The presence of extensibility elements and attributes MAY therefore change
> >> > the semantics of a WSDL document.
> >> > ]]
> >> >
> >> > I think it would be better to rename the title of 6.3 to "Extensibility
> >>and
> >> > the Component Model" and delete the second sentence, such that 6.3 reads
> >>only:
> >> >
> >> > [[
> >> > 6.3 Extensibility and the Component Model
> >> >
> >> > As indicated above, it is expected that the presence of extensibility
> >> > elements and attributes will result in additional properties appearing in
> >> > the component model.
> >> > ]]
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > At 10:43 AM 3/15/2004 -0800, Jonathan Marsh wrote:
> >> >
> >> > >The text added so far is at [1].  If this proves adequate, we can
> >> > >reassign this issue to part three while awaiting changes there.
> >> > >
> >> > >[1]
> >> > >http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/wsdl20/wsdl20.html#exte
> >> > >nsibility-semantics.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > David Booth
> >> > W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
> >> > Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
> >
> >--
> >David Booth
> >W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
> >Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
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