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RE: Call For Feedback: SIDL Proposal

From: David Orchard <orchard@pacificspirit.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 23:04:12 -0700
To: "Andrew Layman" <andrewl@microsoft.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBICJKPPBBECBMEBLLIEHNFDAA.orchard@pacificspirit.com>
I think the use of XML Schemas as part of the solution to describing SOAP
interfaces is emminantly suitable.  And when we can describe and staticly
type check complex structures (DOM trees?) to XSLT subroutines - oops, named
templates - then the world will be even better.  Imagine that,
re-use/composability of SOAP logic and XSLT logic in the same
(java/vb/perl/python/*) VM.  You’d almost think the XML world was serious
about server side logic.

Cheers,
Dave Orchard
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-----Original Message-----
From: xml-dist-app-request@w3.org [mailto:xml-dist-app-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Andrew Layman
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 6:13 PM
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Subject: RE: Call For Feedback: SIDL Proposal


Henry Lowe wrote "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."

Henry suggested ISO/IEC 14750.  While there is probably no ultimate
meta-grammar that will serve all needs, I note that much of the XML Schemas
work at the W3C has gone into designing a meta-grammar particularly suited
for XML.  This makes it preeminently attractive as a means to describe the
grammar of the messages that are exchanged through SOAP, XML-RPC, etc.
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