Minutes of Encoding Task Force, 19 October 2001.

Current list of action items
-- Asir to setup next telcon for friday Oct 26, 8-9a PT
-- All: Review algorithm described in Paul's proposal for issue #1, see [1]
(in time for next telcon)
-- All: Evaluate Jacek's proposed resolution issue #18, see [2] (in time
for next telcon)
-- Jacek to compose resolution text for issue #30, incorporating Noah and
Stuart's comments
-- Write outline notes for spec and primer editors to aid them in producing
text for issue #17 resolution (this action may use text from Jacek's
response to DanB clarifying encoding and datamodel)
-- MarcH to draft proposed resolution email for the editors and the
conformance owners saying:
i) SOAP encoding is optional from conformance point of view
ii) ????
iii) SOAP encoding conformance is testable
iv) noted dependence between SOAP encoding and RPC
-- DavidF to summarise "sparse arrays" email thread
-- Jacek to propose resolution for issue #144

Asir Vendamuthu
Marc Hadley
Paul Cotton
David Fallside (scribe)
Jacek Kopecky

1. Review of action items

2. Discussion of issues we have not discussed previously in Jacek's list
-- Issue #17, need explanation of when to use section 5 encoding (Bryan
Murray, originator)
Discussion of exactly what BM means with this issue.
Two points identified:
(i) wants to know how to use SOAP with and without XML Schema. We noted the
primer is a possible location for such explanation
(ii) wants to know how to use SOAP without SOAP encoding and data model. We
noted that although the encoding and data model are optional, there are
dependencies on the encoding and data model in the spec, e.g. use of
encoding by RPC, and such dependencies should be noted in the spec

-- Issue #30
Decided that the spec needs to explicitly state that hrefs can reference
resources within and without the envelope.

[1] ftp://sqlstandards.org/SC32/WG3/Progression_Documents/Informal_working_drafts/wd-xml-2001-06.pdf
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2001Oct/0231.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2001Oct/0055.html