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W3C XML Schema Patterns for Databinding WG

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  • sumnerdowney
    Dear soapbuilders, I d like to draw your attention to the newly formed W3C XML Schema Patterns for Databinding WG: http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/databinding/ Whose
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 18, 2005
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      Dear soapbuilders,

      I'd like to draw your attention to the newly formed
      W3C XML Schema Patterns for Databinding WG:

      http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/databinding/

      Whose stated aim is:

      "to define a set of XML Schema patterns that will be efficiently
      implementable by the broad community who use XML databindings.
      Patterns which may prove useful to model include abstractions of
      structures common across a wide variety of programming environments,
      such as hash tables, vectors, and collections. There are several
      ways of representing such abstracted data structures and Web Services
      toolkits are currently using ad hoc technologies to infer the
      most suitable language mapping when processing XML Schemas. Agreeing
      on a set of XML Schema patterns for which databinding optimizations
      can be made will facilitate the ability of Web services and other
      toolkits to expose a more comprehensible data model to the
      developer."

      My expectation is that this effort will go a long way towards
      improving the interoperability between tools which abstract XML
      'messages', whilst providing great benefit to those of us who
      prefer to work with XML at the 'document level' in knowing which
      facets of Schema are most likely to give a good experience to
      developers using XML databinding tools - a wide audience inside
      the Web services domain.

      I'd also remark that given the WG will be publishing in effect
      XML Schema 1.0 'test cases' it behoves vendors of databinding
      tools, especially those who purport to support "the whole of
      schema" to ensure their tools support the patterns published
      by this WG.

      The WG was formed about following discussions during and after
      the W3C Workshop on User Experiences of XML Schema 1.0:
      http://www.w3.org/2005/03/xml-schema-user-cfp

      Participation is open to W3C members (ask your AC to appoint
      you, consider joining if not), and technical discussions will
      take place on the public mailing list:
      public-xsd-databinding@..., archived:
      http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xsd-databinding/

      Distributed meetings start in December with the first
      F2F meeting to be held 4-5th January in London.

      Please feel free to contact the Yves Lafon, the W3C Team
      Contact (ylafon@...) or me directly if you have
      questions or concerns regarding this effort.

      Paul
      --
      Chair W3C XML Schema Patterns for Databinding WG
      http://blog.whatfettle.com
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