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Re: [SOAP Encoding Issue] arrayType Production Rules

From: Martin Gudgin <marting@develop.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 10:44:31 +0100
Message-ID: <002d01c1555e$006684d0$018f10ac@greyarea>
To: "Asir S Vedamuthu" <asirv@webmethods.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Asir,

+1 and thanks for doing this work. Assuming the WG agree I'll put it on the
editors to-do list.

Gudge

----- Original Message -----
From: "Asir S Vedamuthu" <asirv@webmethods.com>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 3:31 PM
Subject: [SOAP Encoding Issue] arrayType Production Rules


> Issue
>
> Production rules [1] for arrayType value information use an unfamiliar
> notation, ABNF from RFC 2616. This confuses many first time readers.
>
> Because SOAP is XML based and for consistency, I suggest that we use the
> notation from XML 1.0. I made an attempt to rewrite production rule [1]
thru
> [5] in Part 2 Section 4.1. Here it is,
>
> arrayTypeValue    ::= atype asize
> atype             ::= QName rank*
> rank              ::= '[' (',')* ']'
> asize             ::= '[' length? ']'
> length            ::=  nextDimension* Digit+
> nextDimension     ::=  Digit+ ','
>
> QName (see XML Namespaces 1.0) [2]
> Digit (see XML 1.0) [3]
>
>
> BTW, this is a re-post of my e-mail dated August 6th, 2001 [4] and I am
> aware of issue 144 [5].
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-soap12-part2-20011002/#encrules
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/#NT-QName
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#NT-Digit
> [4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2001Aug/0052.html
> [5] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-issues.html#x144
>
> Regards,
>
> Asir S Vedamuthu
>
> webMethods, Inc.
> 703-460-2513 or asirv@webmethods.com
> http://www.webmethods.com/
>
>
>
>
>
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