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Re: Call For Feedback: SIDL Proposal

From: Henry Lowe <hlowe@omg.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 20:06:24 -0400
Message-Id: <4.1.20000710195225.03e3c310@emerald.omg.org>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org

May I suggest that instead of inventing a new interface 
description grammar, that an open, well established 
IDL is used for SOAP, XML-RPC, etc.  ISO/IEC 14750 has 
been a standard for about 2 years now, is implemented 
in large number of commercially supported products, 
is used as a language independent interface for testing,
is the CORBA IDL and is easily mapped into the DCE 
RPC IDL (a demonstration it can support a full RPC in 
addition to OO).  

Sorry, but I must have missed James message last month.

Best regards,
 - Henry Lowe
At 09:37 PM 07/07/2000 -0400, Joe Lapp wrote:
>Aw, come on.  Too shy to call it Web IDL (WIDL)? ;-)
>At 12:39 AM 6/13/00 -0700, James Snell wrote:
>>I would like to formally submit a request for
>>feedback/comments from the list members regarding the
>>proposed service interface description grammar draft I
>>have posted on the soap-wrc.com site:
>>The Service Interface Description Language (SIDL) is
>>an alternative to the Microsoft SDL and IBM NASSL
>>proposals and serves the purpose of documenting and
>>describing the interfaces and implementations of
>>lightweight protocol-based services such as SOAP and
>>It is my intention to provide open source reference
>>implementations of a SIDL Parser for the COM and Java
>>environments in the near future as well as to
>>formalize the proposal as an XML Schema document and
>>formal specification.
>>Comments should be directed either to the list (if
>>appropriate) or to myself directly at:
>>- James Snell
>>   Administrator, www.soap-wrc.com
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Received on Monday, 10 July 2000 21:09:06 UTC

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