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Issues 185 and 297 (on generics in the Data Model) closed

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Date: 09 Oct 2002 17:25:09 +0200
To: XMLP Comments <xmlp-comments@w3.org>
Cc: Robert van Engelen <engelen@cs.fsu.edu>, Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Message-Id: <1034177110.19551.108.camel@krava>

Hello all, 8-)

the Working Group has decided to close issue 185 [1] and last call
issue 297 [2] by removing generics from the SOAP Data Model (see bullet
1 in section 2.3 of Adjuncts [3]).

The rationale for this decision is that the WG agrees with the
originator of the issues that generics are unnecessary in the Data

The issue was discussed among the implementors (see latest discussion
thread [6]) and among the xml-dist-app community (see the latest
discussion thread [7]) without reaching any obvious consensus.

Additionally, the working group has asked for feedback on this issue by
introducing an editorial note at the end of section 2.3 of Adjuncts [3]
that asks explicitly whether generics should remain or should be
removed. The prevalent feedback has indicated that generics should be
removed. Also, the implementors among the WG members have confirmed that
they would welcome removing generics, with one exception of WebMethods,
who prefer generics to stay but don't oppose the majority of the

Note that issues 365 [4] and 366 [5] are affected by this decision, too.

Best regards

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Senior Architect, Systinet Corporation

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-issues.html#x185
[2] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-lc-issues.html#x297
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-soap12-part2-20020626/#values
[4] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-lc-issues.html#x365
[5] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-lc-issues.html#x366
[6] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/soapbuilders/message/8228
[7] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2002Jul/0179.html
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