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Subject: Re: [wsia][wsrp-interfaces] Updated draft spec (v0.22)

I've updated the Website, and decided to keep the last previous 
version of the spec for reference.


At 5:58 PM -0400 7/19/02, Rich Thompson wrote:
>I have accepted the changes in the 0.21 version of the spec and tried to
>reflect the discussion of this week into this version. There also have been
>many small changes due to clarifying questions asked in many forums. The
>single largest of these relates to decisions made at the F2F regarding the
>creation of new entities; namely:
>       Since there is no longer a mechanism to create an entity from
>something that could be reasonably mapped to a class in OO systems AND the
>initial state of the new entity is taken from the passed reference to an
>existing entity, the semantics of creating a new entity is a lot closer
>(using Java language) to object.clone() than it is to class.newInstance().
>Accordingly I have changed the name of this operation to cloneEntity(). If
>we decided this name change doesn't more accurately described the
>operation's semantics, it will be easy to change it back.
>(See attached file: WSIA - WSRP Interface Specification.doc)
>Attachment converted: Enterprise:WSIA - WSRP Interface Specifica 
>(WDBN/MSWD) (001CD974)

Rex Brooks
Starbourne Communications Design
1361-A Addison, Berkeley, CA 94702 *510-849-2309
http://www.starbourne.com * rexb@starbourne.com

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