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Re: Renumbering assertions

From: Arthur Ryman <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 07:20:56 -0500
To: "Jonathan Marsh" <jonathan@wso2.com>
Cc: "'John Kaputin \(gmail\)'" <jakaputin@gmail.com>, "'www-ws-desc'" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
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I'll do the renumbering. I want to preserve the old numbers too so we can 
provide mapping help for implementors and the test suite. I'll do this on 
the weekend.

The 7-digit numbering scheme was introduced to minimize conflicts when we 
had the team currently working on many sections of the spec. I'll cut it 
back down to 4 digits which should be plenty. I'll reserve the first digit 
to indicate the spec Part (1 or 2). That leaves 999 slots in each spec.

I'll also clean up any outstanding ed actions this weekend, My new 
projects are preventing me from attending calls lately but I am highly 
motivated to finish the ed work on the spec and move it to PR. What is our 

Arthur Ryman,
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"Jonathan Marsh" <jonathan@wso2.com> 
02/22/2007 07:50 PM

Arthur Ryman/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA, "'John Kaputin \(gmail\)'" 
"'www-ws-desc'" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Renumbering assertions

Today in the WG call we discussed whether we should renumber the 
assertions as we had planned to do.  Some assertions use a 4-digit number 
and others use a 7-digit number which includes a locator code.  Presumably 
they should all move toward the 7 digit code (though beyond indicating 
which part of the spec the assertion is found in the extra digits don?t 
prove that useful ? one can take the assertion number and use it as a 
fragment identifier against the spec to locate the corresponding text.)
We however weren?t able to solicit a volunteer to do this work, which is 
fairly substantial when one considers that any assertion number change 
needs to simultaneously be changed throughout the test suite metadata.  I 
even reluctantly volunteered if the WG expressed a strong desire to 
normalize these identifiers.  It didn?t.
John did offer to try to fit in some work along this line, but first 
perhaps it would be good to see how motivated you are to have consistent 
assertion identifiers.  Are you motivated enough to do some significant 
editorial work?
Jonathan Marsh - http://www.wso2.com - 
Received on Friday, 23 February 2007 12:21:10 UTC

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