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Re: Clarify 'scope' of {element declarations} and {type definitions} re SparqlQuerySimplified-1G

From: Arthur Ryman <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 16:03:26 -0500
To: Roberto Chinnici <Roberto.Chinnici@Sun.COM>
Cc: Jonathan Marsh <jonathan@wso2.com>, "'John Kaputin'" <KAPUTIN@uk.ibm.com>, woden-dev@ws.apache.org, www-ws-desc@w3.org, www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
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Roberto,

OK. That closes the gap somewhat. However, you would still have to scan 
the document to prune out the unreferencable ones. 

The concept of referenceability is relative to the document though. A 
component might be referenceable from one document but not another, so 
this requires a post-processing step.

The way I see tools using the component model is that they help users edit 
documents. So suppose you are defining an operation and want to reference 
an element that was seen already from another document but not the current 
document. e.g. maybe the element was imported by another schema to it is 
known to the parser when technically unreferenceable because you didn't 
import at the top level. If the element is in the component model, then a 
tool could offer it as a choice, and if the user selected it, then insert 
the import statement.

This is actually how Java code assist works. If a class in on the 
classpath then an editor can to code completion on the class name and 
insert an import in the code. By analogy, the set of seen components is 
like an implicit "classpath" for WSDL.

To summarise, your suggestion:
1) does require some post-processing to eliminate the unreferenciable 
components
2) may be less conducive to some authoring use cases


Arthur Ryman,
IBM Software Group, Rational Division

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Roberto Chinnici <Roberto.Chinnici@Sun.COM> 
Sent by: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
01/10/2007 04:36 PM

To
Arthur Ryman/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA
cc
Jonathan Marsh <jonathan@wso2.com>, "'John Kaputin'" <KAPUTIN@uk.ibm.com>, 
woden-dev@ws.apache.org, www-ws-desc@w3.org, www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
Subject
Re: Clarify 'scope' of {element declarations} and {type definitions}  re 
SparqlQuerySimplified-1G







Arthur,

I wasn't arguing that we should keep in the model only *referenced* 
components. My proposal was to add only *referenceable* components, i.e. 
all schema components whose namespace is the target of a xs:schema or 
xs:import element under wsdl:types (in the root WSDL document or in any 
imported one). There is no pruning step involved in doing so. 
Referenceable components satisfy the tools requirements you mention 
quite nicely, because they are precisely the components that you may 
reference from a WSDL component while authoring a WSDL document. In the 
case of built-in schema types, since they are always referenceable, 
they'd never be pruned (there is no pruning).

Thanks,
Roberto

Arthur Ryman wrote:
>
> Roberto,
>
> It is simpler to include the components that are encountered when 
> schemas are parsed. Otherwise you'd have to post process the component 
> model and prune out unreferenced schema components, even in imported 
> namespaces.
>
> Given that you have to parse the schemas as you encounter them, i.e. 
> to locate referenced components, what is the benefit of the additional 
> postprocessing step to prune out unreferenced ones?
>
> Also, for consistency, wouldn't we also have to prune out any of the 
> unreferenced built-in schema types?
>
> I can think of good uses for keeping the unreferenced components, e.g. 
> to assist in authoring. Suppose you want an editor to update a WSDL 
> 2.0 document. You should be able to reference any visible components 
> in the imported schema whether or not some other component referenced 
> them previously. Therefore they should be available in the component 
> model, i.e. you don't want to have to reparse the imported schemas. 
> Furthermore, some of the constraints in the spec imply conditions on 
> the structure of element declarations, e.g. the IRI style. So even 
> though WSDL components don't directly reference some types, the 
> constrains refer to the structure and therefore reference them 
> indirectly. e.g. the type of child elements or an input message.
>
> It would also be expensive to validate the component model, since for 
> each element or type component, you'd have to scan the component model 
> for a reference to it (like a gc mark and sweep).
>
> Arthur Ryman,
> IBM Software Group, Rational Division
>
> blog: http://ryman.eclipsedevelopersjournal.com/
> phone: +1-905-413-3077, TL 969-3077
> assistant: +1-905-413-2411, TL 969-2411
> fax: +1-905-413-4920, TL 969-4920
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>
>
> *Roberto Chinnici <Roberto.Chinnici@Sun.COM>*
> Sent by: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
>
> 01/10/2007 12:53 PM
>
> 
> To
>                Arthur Ryman/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA
> cc
>                Jonathan Marsh <jonathan@wso2.com>, "'John Kaputin'" 
> <KAPUTIN@uk.ibm.com>, woden-dev@ws.apache.org, www-ws-desc@w3.org, 
> www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
> Subject
>                Re: Clarify 'scope' of {element declarations} and {type 
definitions} 
> re SparqlQuerySimplified-1G
>
>
>
> 
>
>
>
>
>
>
> This should be a new issue. I'm not convinced by the arguments in this
> thread.
>
> I find the argument by analogy with XML Schema unconvincing. When it
> comes to WSDL importing/including WSDL, it's fine to base our approach
> on the schema importing/including schema case, but the WSDL importing
> schema scenario is qualitatively different, since we're talking of
> cross-description-language importing.
>
> Given that we are defining the WSDL spec, not the XML Schema spec, we
> don't need to bother with validity of the component model at the schema
> level. So schema components that are not referenceable by WSDL
> components need not appear in the WSDL component model, because they
> don't affect WSDL validity per se.
>
> This is the case of components defined by a schema S1 imported by a
> schema S2 which is in turn imported by WSDL document W. It's only if W
> imports S1 that those components need to appear in the component model.
>
> This approach also makes the rules in 2.17 of part 1 [1] stronger,
> because the {element declarations} and {type definitions} sets will then
> be of minimal size (= they will not contain any components that are not
> referenceable). This seems a desirable property for an interchange
> format too: to contain all elements/types which could ever be used, but
> not more.
>
> [1]
> 
http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/wsdl20/wsdl20.html?content-type=text/html;%20charset=utf-8#qnameres

>
> Thanks,
> Roberto
>
> Arthur Ryman wrote:
> >
> > ++1
> >
> > Also, WSDL 2.0 works that way. If A.wsdl imports namespace B then any
> > components in B's component model are also in A's, otherwise you'd get
> > dangling component references.
> >
> > Arthur Ryman,
> > IBM Software Group, Rational Division
> >
> > blog: http://ryman.eclipsedevelopersjournal.com/
> > phone: +1-905-413-3077, TL 969-3077
> > assistant: +1-905-413-2411, TL 969-2411
> > fax: +1-905-413-4920, TL 969-4920
> > mobile: +1-416-939-5063, text: 4169395063@fido.ca
> >
> >
> > *"Jonathan Marsh" <jonathan@wso2.com>*
> > Sent by: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
> >
> > 01/09/2007 05:31 PM
> >
> >
> > To
> > Arthur Ryman/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA, <woden-dev@ws.apache.org>
> > cc
> > "'John Kaputin'" <KAPUTIN@uk.ibm.com>, <woden-dev@ws.apache.org>,
> > <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
> > Subject
> > RE: Clarify 'scope' of {element declarations} and {type definitions}
> > re SparqlQuerySimplified-1G
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > +1. The visibility of imported components for the purpose of resolving
> > QName references is a separate matter than the presence of imported
> > components in the component model. Not very obvious, but AIUI that?s
> > the way schema works and we?re following down that path for better or
> > worse.
> >
> > *Jonathan Marsh* - http://www.wso2.com <http://www.wso2.com/> -
> > http://auburnmarshes.spaces.live.com
> > <http://auburnmarshes.spaces.live.com/>
> >
> >
> > *From:* www-ws-desc-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org]
> > *On Behalf Of *Arthur Ryman*
> > Sent:* Tuesday, January 09, 2007 12:53 PM*
> > To:* woden-dev@ws.apache.org*
> > Cc:* John Kaputin; woden-dev@ws.apache.org; www-ws-desc@w3.org*
> > Subject:* Re: Clarify 'scope' of {element declarations} and {type
> > definitions} re SparqlQuerySimplified-1G
> >
> >
> > John,
> >
> > As we discussed on the Woden telecon, the component model should
> > create ElementDeclaration and TypeDefinition components for all the
> > element and type definitions that are contained in any schema
> > (inlined, imported, or included).
> >
> > Arthur Ryman,
> > IBM Software Group, Rational Division
> >
> > blog: http://ryman.eclipsedevelopersjournal.com/
> > phone: +1-905-413-3077, TL 969-3077
> > assistant: +1-905-413-2411, TL 969-2411
> > fax: +1-905-413-4920, TL 969-4920
> > mobile: +1-416-939-5063, text: 4169395063@fido.ca
> >
> > *"John Kaputin (gmail)" <jakaputin@gmail.com>*
> >
> > 01/09/2007 08:02 AM
> >
> >
> > Please respond to
> > woden-dev@ws.apache.org
> >
> >
> >
> > To
> > www-ws-desc@w3.org
> > cc
> > woden-dev@ws.apache.org, "John Kaputin" <KAPUTIN@uk.ibm.com>
> > Subject
> > Clarify 'scope' of {element declarations} and {type definitions} re
> > SparqlQuerySimplified-1G
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I would like clarification the WSDL 2.0 testcase
> > SparqlQuerySimplified-1G and which schema element declarations should
> > be present in the {element declarations} property of the Description
> > component. I think I had a conversation about this issue with Jonathan
> > and Arthur driving out to Niagra Falls at the July interop.
> >
> > The baseline component model interchange format for this testcase
> > includes an element declaration whose namespace is not inlined or
> > imported within the WSDL document's <types> element.
> >
> > Baseline sparql-protocol-query.canonical.wsdlcm contains this item:
> >
> > <elementDeclarationComponent xml:id="c22">
> > <name>
> > <base:namespaceName> http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
> > <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns> </base:namespaceName>
> > <base:localName>RDF</base:localName>
> > </name>
> > <system> http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema
> > <http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema> </system>
> > </elementDeclarationComponent>
> >
> > This element declaration is defined in a schema which is imported by
> > the <xs:schema> element inlined within the <types> element of
> > sparql-protocol-query.wsdl. However, the namespace
> > http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
> > <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns> is not xs:imported
> > directly within the <types> element.
> >
> > According to Part 1, section 3.1 Using W3C XML Schema Description
> > Language:
> > Schema-0016 "A WSDL 2.0 document MUST NOT refer to XML Schema
> > components in a given namespace unless an xs:import or xs:schema
> > element information item for that namespace is present ..."
> >
> > In implementing Woden, I interpreted this to mean that {element
> > declarations} and {type definitions} only contain schema components
> > whose namespace is inlined or imported directly within the <types>
> > element. The Woden sparql-protocol-query.canonical.wsdlcm file refects
> > this, in that the element declaration mentioned above is not present
> > (and Woden is failing the testcase accordingly).
> >
> > However, it may be that the intention of the WSDL 2.0 authors is that
> > ALL global element declarations and type definitions referenceable by
> > XML Schema MUST be included in {element declarations} and {type
> > definitions}, regardless of whether they are inlined or imported
> > directly within <types> or whether they are 'nested' imports within
> > those directly inlined or imported schemas, and that assertions like
> > Schema-0016 only apply when WSDL 2.0 components like InterfaceFault
> > and InterfaceMessageReference resolve their 'element' QNames to
> > ElementDeclarations (but not to the contents of {element declarations}
> > and {type definitions} themselves).
> >
> > Can someone from the working group please explain which interpretation
> > is correct?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > John Kaputin
> >
>
>
>
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