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RE: DR302

From: Williams, Stuart <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 09:41:12 -0000
Message-ID: <5E13A1874524D411A876006008CD059F191F88@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: "'Rekha Nagarajan'" <rnagaraj@calico.com>, "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rekha Nagarajan [mailto:rnagaraj@calico.com]
> Sent: 15 November 2000 05:02
> To: 'xml-dist-app@w3.org'
> Subject: DR302
> DR302 states: 
> "The XML Protocol MUST support modular extensibility between 
> communicating
> parties in a way that allows for decentralized extensibility 
> without prior
> agreement. The WG must demonstrate through use cases that the solution
> supports decentralized extensibility in a modular and layered manner."
> We believe this is out of scope (the "without prior agreement" part),
> because service discovery is out of scope, and we don't see 
> how we can do
> one without essentially solving the other.
> - Rekha
> Rekha Nagarajan
> Calico Commerce

I don't think this is out of scope. Section 1.0 of the WG Charter [1] titled
"1. Scope of XML Protocol Working Group" states (toward the end):

"Furthermore, the following two general requirements must be met by the work
produced by this Working Group:

* The envelope and the serialization mechanisms developed by the Working
Group may not preclude any programming model nor assume any particular mode
of communication between peers. 

* Focus must be put on simplicity and modularity and must support the kind
of extensibility actually seen on the Web. In particular, it must support
distributed extensibility where the communicating parties do not have a
priori knowledge of each other."

Seems to me that places it very much in-scope.

Stuart Williams
[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/XML-Protocol-Charter
Received on Wednesday, 15 November 2000 04:41:21 UTC

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