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Subject [Ws Wiki] Update of "FrontPage/WebServicesPMCReorg" by BensonMargulies
Date Sun, 17 May 2009 20:33:01 GMT
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The following page has been changed by BensonMargulies:

   * Transports are only ever used in an Axis2 environment.
   * Other projects (i.e. Abdera) use Axiom
   * Other projects (i.e. CXF) use XmlSchema
+ === Notes on XML Schema ===
+ While CXF (and and presumably Axis) depend on XmlSchema, the committer community is tiny.
The combination of it with the other commons items doesn't help very much in achieving critical
mass, since the subject matter is so disparate. Given the apparent push toward taking release
votes more seriously, this is a matter of real concern. Maybe it can be addressed in the proposal(s)
below by actively recruiting more interested parties to the relevant PMC. Or, maybe CXF would
make a better home, insofar as there is active work at CXF that depends on ongoing maintenance
and improvement of Xml Schema. Another possibility is Xerces. After all, W3C XML Schema is
not uniquely, or even primarily, a web service technology. I had a recent discussion with
the Xerces-dev community. Initially, the reaction was to express distress that XmlSchema had
ever been invented, insofar as it was 'just another' package that solved problems addressed
elsewhere. However, further exploration revealed tha
 t the code inside Xerces (not to mention stuff over at doesn't address the
same use cases as XmlSchema does. Thus, more discussion might come up with a plan to push
XmlSchema in with the rest of ASF's XML universe.
  == Proposals ==

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