SSA working draft
dtody at nrao.edu
Fri Oct 20 08:56:29 PDT 2006
Hi Phil -
The text in 3.3.3 is incorrect (it probably carried over from an
earlier version). Only the "should" or "recommended" parameters need to
be implemented for a fully compliant service. Consider implementing
some of the optional elements as well, if the associated information
is readily available for the data you are publishing.
On Fri, 20 Oct 2006, Phillip Warner wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 21:27:28 -0600 (MDT)
> Doug Tody <dtody at nrao.edu> wrote:
> > What we would like to do between now and December is 1) invite comment
> > on the specification,
> A first comment from me:
> In section 1.4 (beginning), it is stated:
> Mandatory interface elements are indicated as must, recommended
> interface elements as should, and optional interface elements as may
> or simply "may" without the bold face font.
> And in section 1.4.1, it is stated:
> A service is said to be fully compliant if, in addition to the
> functionality required to be minimally compliant, the service
> implements all the "should" (boldface) elements of the interface
> defined herein.
> A top of the line service will be fully compliant plus will
> implement some of the optional ("may" provide) elements of the
> However, in section 3.3.3, it is stated:
> The following additional parameters should or may be implemented by a
> service; all are required by a fully compliant service....
> The paragraph in 3.3.3 is not consistent with the paragraphs in 1.4*.
> I.e., 3.3.3 requires me to implement all of the 'may' parameters in
> order to be "fully compliant".
> However, the paragraph in 1.4 and the second paragraph in the 1.4.1
> allows me to ignore the 'optional' or 'may' elements of the document in
> order to be fully compliant.
> This seems rather inconsistent.
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