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Subject: Re: [wsbpel] Issue 88 - Proposal to vote

As per the discussion on the last call there should be language 
explicitly defining what it means to have an import without a namespace 
or a location. I'm not arguing the case itself, just that it is odd 
enough that an explicit description of its semantics seems called for.

Francisco Curbera wrote:
> This is the proposal for closing issue 88.
> Replace the text of Section 6.4, starting on the second paragraph by the
> following.
> The <import> element is used within a WS-BPEL process to explicitly
> indicate a dependency on external XML Schema or WSDL definitions. Any
> number of <import> elements may appear as initial children of the <process>
> element, before any other child element. Each <import> element contains a
> mandatory and two optional attributes.
> - namespace. The namespace attribute specifies an absolute URI that
> identifies the imported definitions. This attribute is optional. An import
> element without  a namespace attribute indicates that external definitions
> are in use which are not namespace qualified.
> - location. The location attribute contains a URI indicating the location
> of a document that contains relevant definitions in the namespace
> specified.
> The location URIs may be a relative URI, following the usual rules for
> resolution of the URI base (XML Base and RFC 2396). The location attribute
> is optional. An import element without a location attribute indicates that
> external definitions are used by the process but makes no statement about
> where those definitions may be found. The document located at the location
> URI MUST identify the definitions it contains with a URI matching the URI
> indicated by the namespace attribute.
> - importType. The importType attribute identifies the type of document
> being imported by providing an absolute URI that identifies the encoding
> language used in the document. The value of the importType attribute MUST
> be set to "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"; when importing XML Schema 1.0
> documents, and to "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/"; when importing WSDL
> 1.1 documents.
> The presence of an <import> element should be interpreted as an
> informational hint to the WS-BPEL processor. In particular, processors are
> not required to retrieve the imported document from the location specified
> on the <import> element. Import elements are conceptually unordered. It is
> an error if the imported documents contain conflicting definitions of a
> component used by the importing process definition (as could be caused, for
> example, when the XSD redefinition mechanism is used).
> A BPEL process definition MUST import all XML Schema and WSDL definitions
> it uses. This includes all XML Schema type and element definitions, all
> WSLD port types and message types as well as property and property alias
> definitions used by the process.
> Schema definitions defined in the types section of a WSDL document which is
> imported by a BPEL process definition are considered to be effectively
> imported themselves and are available to the process for the purpose of
> defining XML Schema variables. However, documents (or namespaces) imported
> by an imported document (or namespace) are no considered to be transitively
> imported by the process.
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