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Clarification on proposed requirement

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 16:11:42 -0700
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To: eric@w3.org
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, www-ws-desc@w3.org

The Web Services Description Working Group is seeking clarification on your 
proposed requirement related to RDF support:

"[Draft, Should, Semantic Web] All conceptual elements in WSDL messages 
should be addressable by a URI reference. (Added 11 April, 2002.)"

The group is concerned that this may require an ID attribute on every 
conceptual element, which may be onerous.  Would it be reasonable, for 
example, to reword this requirement as:

"All conceptual elements in WSDL documents should be uniquely addressable."

For example, would it be adequate to require the qnames to be unique?  Or 
are URIs specifically needed?

Can you give us a clearer explanation of the context of this proposed 
requirement?  A simple example would be great.

(Incidentally, we are also assuming that the word "messages" should have 
been "documents".)

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
Received on Friday, 12 April 2002 19:11:31 UTC

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