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Subject: RE: [opencsa-ms] SCA TC Liaison issues

If a TC chooses not to use all RFC2119 keywords and to ban any lower case use of the terms in the spec I dont think this contradicts
or violates anything. I simply see this as intructions to editors to do things a certain way.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mary McRae [mailto:marypmcrae@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Mary McRae
>Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 6:58 PM
>To: 'Anish Karmarkar'; opencsa-ms@lists.oasis-open.org
>Cc: 'Patil, Sanjay'; 'Mike Edwards'; 'Martin Chapman'; 'Ashok 
>Malhotra'; 'David Booz'; 'Michael Rowley'; 'Blohm, Henning'; 
>'Bryan Aupperle'; 'Simon Holdsworth'
>Subject: RE: [opencsa-ms] SCA TC Liaison issues
>Hi everyone,
>  I just wanted to chime in, regarding Issue 2, that the while 
>the document produced by the TAB has been approved by the TAB 
>and forwarded to staff, it has not been published as 
>guidelines or recommendations. There is some confusion about 
>what keywords should or should not be used, and a 
>recently-prepared chart makes it even more confusing. I expect 
>that the final version, once posted might read a bit 
>differently (that is, including the use of terms the current 
>version says should be avoided).
>  I just didn't want the TCs making decisions on something 
>that has no official standing and has not been made publicly available.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Anish Karmarkar [mailto:Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com]
>> Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 1:30 PM
>> To: opencsa-ms@lists.oasis-open.org
>> Cc: Patil, Sanjay; Mike Edwards; Martin Chapman; Ashok 
>Malhotra; David 
>> Booz; Michael Rowley; Blohm, Henning; Bryan Aupperle; Simon 
>> Subject: [opencsa-ms] SCA TC Liaison issues
>> Open CSA SC,
>> The SCA BPEL TC has two issues, which were discussed during the 
>> recently concluded F2F, that require coordination across all 
>SCA TCs. 
>> Since there
>> is no official liaison mechanism set up, on behalf of SCA BPEL TC I'm
>> bringing these issues to the attention of the Open CSA SC. I 
>would like
>> to request the SC to coordinate this across all the SCA TCs.
>> Issue 1: What should be the version of the SCA specs?
>> Should the version of the SCA specs be 2.0 or 1.x? Or 
>something else? 
>> It is certainly possible to have the assembly specification 
>be version 
>> 2.0 and BPEL C&I specification version that depends on 
>assembly 2.0 be 
>> 1.5, for example. But such version numbers will be very confusing. 
>> Given that the TCs are affiliated with the Open CSA MS, a better 
>> approach would be to have the same version number for all 
>the initial 
>> output specifications of the various SCA TC. If not, at the very 
>> least, have the number before the "." be the same. This will require 
>> coordination and agreement across all the TCs.
>> Issue 2: Use of RFC 2119 keywords in the spec
>> In aligning the spec with the OASIS template and accepting the OASIS 
>> TAB recommendations, the SCA BPEL TC decided to use the RFC 2119 
>> keywords along with the following restriction:
>> a) All RFC 2119 keywords will be of the uppercase form (for example,
>> RFC
>> 2119 keywords MUST be capitalized)
>> b) use of lowercase 2119 keywords will not be used in the spec. When
>> the
>> use of 2119 keyword is needed, without having the implications wrt
>> conformance, a suitable synonym will be found.
>> c) RFC 2119 defines keywords that are synonyms of each other. For
>> example 'SHALL' and 'MUST' mean the same thing. The TC decided to not
>> use multiple forms to mean the same. Therefore the TC decided to use
>> 'MUST' instead of 'SHALL' and 'MUST NOT' instead of 'SHALL 
>NOT' through
>> out the spec.
>> Please note that the use of RFC 2119 keywords affect conformance.
>> Consistency across the SCA spec with respect to conformance 
>and the use
>> of normative conformance lanaguage is highly desirable.
>> Please let me know if you have any questions.
>> Thanks and regards.
>> -Anish Karmarkar
>> SCA BPEL TC co-chair on behalf of SCA BPEL TC
>> --

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