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Re: New Issue on Conformance Statements in CDL

From: Monica J. Martin <Monica.Martin@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 18:11:06 -0700
To: Tony Fletcher <tony_fletcher@btopenworld.com>
Cc: public-ws-chor-comments@w3.org, Public-Ws-Chor-Request List <public-ws-chor-request@w3.org>, public-ws-chor@w3.org
Message-id: <4133D02A.2050802@sun.com>

Tony Fletcher wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> The attached contribution makes the plea for an explicit conformance 
> statement to be added to the WS-Choreography Language (CDL) 
> specification. Without such an explicit statement whether an 
> implementation conforms to a specification or not can be very much a 
> matter of opinion and interpretation. Such a statement should make it 
> very clear precisely what an ‘implementation’ has to be able to do, 
> may optionally be able to do and shall not do to conform in some 
> defined manner to the specification. For the CDL specification there 
> are several different types of conformance that could be claimed and 
> so it will certainly be worthwhile including a section on conformance.
> In my opinion a clear conformance (/compliance) statement should 
> always be included in a specification whenever it is the intent that 
> it shall be possible to claim conformance for some form of 
> implementation or compliance of some other specification. It is common 
> for specifications to include an explicit conformance statement 
> section – refer for instance to the W3C Web Services Description 
> Language (WSDL) Version 2.0 Part 1: Core Language W3C Working Draft 3 
> August 2004, Section 8, Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.1 W3C 
> Recommendation 04 February 2004 , Section 5 and the OASIS Business 
> Transaction Protocol, section 12 to name but two from a very long list 
> of potential examples.
mm1: Tony, for conformance, in several venues there can be levels of 
conformance and result in conformance profiles. That could be handled 
within or outside of the technical specification. A good reference is: 
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=ioc. Thank you.
Received on Tuesday, 31 August 2004 01:11:08 UTC

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