StandardRegExt: comments on a few changes requested
rplante at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Mon Feb 13 09:31:05 PST 2012
Hi registry folks,
Today I uploaded a revision of the StandardRegExt PR document to the
StandardRegExt twiki page
The changes were in response to the last TCG review comments. Two of
the changes are worth noting to the WG; if you have any concerns about
these changes, please share them.
1. Matthew Graham (VOEvent WG) suggested that adding two more
allowed values to the "status" attribute of the
<endorsedVersion> element: "iwd" and "note". This attribute
indicates that status of the version of the standard in the IVOA
process, and the previously allowed versions were "rec", "pr",
and "wd". I agreed and added these values; however, I note that
the schema must be updated. This is should not be disruptive as
I do not believe the schema has been put into use anywhere, yet.
2. Matthew also asked for an addition example, which I added as an
appendix. This triggered a need to add a paragraph to section
3.1.2 (that is, I converted a non-normative note box to a
normative paragraph). This explains a recommendation on how to
describe DAL services specifically to label optional but
ignorable input parameters with 'use="ignore"'; see the final
paragraph for rationale and details.
One of the things I discovered when writing this was an error in
the VODataService document where the use attribute is defined.
The schema defines 3 possible values: "required", "optional",
and "ignore"; however, the explanatory text in the document only
includes "required" and "optional". I bet we can fix this
problem pretty easily; nevertheless, I have not let this error
stop me from making reference to the "ignore" value in
Your thoughts are welcome. I will ask to have this new version to the
repository within the next day; however, I will delay request for
final consideration of the revision by the Exec until I've heard from
the RWG chair.
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