WSCL "well-formerdness" concept


W3C acknowledged last week the WSCL submission[1]. I am writing to you
to point out some relevance to the work done by the WebOnt WG.

From the abstract[2]:

   This document specifies the Web Services Conversation Language. WSCL
   allows the abstract interfaces of Web services, i.e. the business
   level conversations or public processes supported by a Web service, to
   be defined. WSCL specifies the XML documents being exchanged, and the
   allowed sequencing of these document exchanges. WSCL conversation
   definitions are themselves XML documents and can therefore be
   interpreted by Web services infrastructures and development tools.
   WSCL may be used in conjunction with other service description
   languages like WSDL; for example, to provide protocol binding
   information for abstract interfaces, or to specify the abstract
   interfaces supported by a concrete service.

From the Team comment[3]:

   Section 2.6 introduces the concept of well-formed conversation
   definitions, which are XML documents validating the WSCL 1.0 schema,
   describing conversations which have certain constraints on their    
   interactions and transitions. Well-formed documents being a meaningful
   term for XML documents, it would be better to call those conversations
   another way, such as semantically meaningful. The constraints   
   described for such conversations echo the work done at W3C in the Web 
   Ontology Working Group, and may be described in a computer-readable   



Hugo Haas - W3C - - tel:+1-617-452-2092

Received on Wednesday, 20 March 2002 11:37:08 UTC