[Bug 5383] Use of EPRs as SML-IF locators


           Summary: Use of EPRs as SML-IF locators
           Product: SML
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Interchange Format
        AssignedTo: cmsmcq@w3.org
        ReportedBy: kirk.wilson@ca.com
         QAContact: public-sml@w3.org

Section 4.1 mentions EPRs as a possible value of an SML-IF document reference
locator element.  Given the hoops that a processor has to go to dereference a
document by means of an EPR (e.g., out-of-band information may be
required--what interface is supported by the service, what operation to call to
access the document) that processor must have to dereference the reference, do
we still want to say that a locator can be an EPR?  (I would assume so.)  If
so, we at least recognize that out-of-band knowledge is required (and
charactize this this knowledge: e.g., the appropriate wsa:Action or document
retrieval operation/parameters.  Allowing EPRs as locators, therefore,
introduces an extra dimension to the interoperability problem within this area
of using document locators.

Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2008 18:38:04 UTC