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RE: Proposal for dealing with root, top-level multi-refs and encodingStyle

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 14:35:57 -0400
To: "Henrik Frystyk Nielsen" <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Martin Gudgin" <martin.gudgin@btconnect.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0F87B18A.450CDD41-ON85256BB2.004B5874@lotus.com>
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen writes:

>> I think the only need for introducing the notion 
>> of a root in the data model is to describe 
>> that whenever you have cross-references between
>> serialization trees, you have a single graph.

I guess I don't see why the notion of root is the right way to achieve 
that.  If that's what we're trying to say, why not include the following 
clarification:

"All element information items representing serialized nodes and envelopes 
must be within the scope of  an encodingStyle="...soap encoding URI..". 
The number and placement of such encodingStyle attributes is not otherwise 
significant;  ref attribute information items MAY refer to ID's in the 
scope of a same or different encodingStyle attribute, which MAY but need 
not be within the same SOAP body or header block.  In all such cases, the 
result is a single edge (and therefore a single graph.)"

The wording might be cleaned up, but I think that's clearer than 
introducing a notion of root. 

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