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Subject: Re: [wsrp-wsia] Duplicate conformance statements

Yes, your example is one where I would not look to remove either. The 
statements come from different perspectives on the same requirement. The 
spec currently has duplicates not having such differences and some of 
these statements have migrated over time to where they do not say the same 

Rich Thompson

Richard Jacob <richard.jacob@de.ibm.com>
03/03/2003 12:28 PM
        To:     wsrp-wsia@lists.oasis-open.org
        Subject:        Re: [wsrp-wsia] Duplicate conformance statements

We should avoid to generate confusion by having two conformance statements
which say the same but may be interpreted in a different way.
However if both - even if they state the same - are stated properly there
shouldn't be confusion, i.e. we need to make sure that they can be read 
understood in the same way.
Wouldn't an inappropriate semantics statement also generate confusion?
Sometimes such statements could make sense.
For example:
ServiceDescription, the newly proposed registrationMethods[] field:
"When the registrationMethods array
is not provided, the Producer is informing the Consumer that registration
is not supported and therefore MUST also set the value for
requiresRegistration to "false"."

One could also state on the requiresRegistration flag:
"If the value of requieresRegistration is set to "true", then the
registrationMethods array MUST contain at least one value".

Here we have two conformance statements saying nearly the same - I know,
not really the same but a reader might interpret them as the same.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen / best regards,

        Richard Jacob
IBM Lab Boeblingen, Germany
Dept.8288, WebSphere Portal Server Development
Phone: ++49 7031 16-3469  -  Fax: ++49 7031 16-4888
Email: mailto:richard.jacob@de.ibm.com

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