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LC305: notational conventions proposal

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 10:45:45 -0700
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This issue proposes that we say in the pseudo-schema notational
conventions that extensibility points are not indicated, aligning with
WS-A which has that statement.


It appears to me that with such a statement, there would only be minor
abuse of the notational conventions, which is easily corrected.
Illustrating elements and attributes in another namespace (e.g.
xs:schema, wsoap:protocol) does not appear to be in conflict with the
general statement that extensibility points are not explicitly
indicated.  WS-A uses a convention of "xs:any" for a container which can
contain arbitrary element content, which seems better in-line with the
notational conventions than WSDL's "other extensibility elements"
annotation.  There is no convention to indicate mixed content (needed by
<wsdl:documentation>), so a local self-explanatory "extension" to the
notational conventions seems reasonable.  I also found a few errors that
need to be corrected.



1)     Reword WS-A Core section 1.1: "Pseudo schemas do not include
extensibility points for brevity." --> "For brevity, pseudo-schemas do
not indicate the existence of extensibility points."

2)     Likewise add the statement above to WSDL 2.0 Core section 1.4.8.

3)     Change pseudo-syntax in WSDL 2.0 Core section 3: "other extension
elements" -->"xs:any".

4)     Change pseudo-syntax in WSDL 2.0 Core section 5: "extension
elements" --> "mixed content".  This isn't strictly permitted by the
notational conventions, but is a self-explanatory.

5)     Consider adding pseudo-schema notation sample to WS-A.

6)     Add BNF-pseudo schema notation explanation, or a reference, to

7)     Correct typo in 5.6.3: wsoap:mepDefault="xs:anyURI ?" -->

8)     Correct typo in 5.8.3 and 5.1: wsoap:mep="xs:anyURI"? -->


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