[tdwg-tag] OASIS reference arcitecture for SOA availble for review

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Sat May 10 15:20:52 CEST 2008


Curiously, the conformance section is devoid of the  RFC2119 keyword
"MUST". In fact, "MUST" appears only 5 times in the entire document.
This seems rather odd for a specification.


On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 9:12 AM, Bob Morris <morris.bob at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe.
> It seems pretty interesting as a vocabulary, but not much else. The
> kicker is Section 6, the last in the document, which in its entirety
> is:
>    6 Conformance
>    This Reference Architecture is an abstract architecture, which
> means that it is especially difficult to construct automated tests for
> conformance to the architecture. However, in order to be conformant to
> this  architecture, it should be possible to identify in a concrete
> implementation the key concepts and components of this architecture,
> albeit in abstracted form.

Robert A. Morris
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