This requirements ensures that the user of an information definition knows where to contact in order to discuss the information definition.
The specification caters for the fact that information definitions are often contained in service descriptions. The responsible party information can, in effect, be considered as being the same as for the service being described. This will avoid unnecessary duplication (copy and paste) of information.
[ ] The information definition contains the name of the responsible person or organisation.
[ ] The information definition contains contact information for the responsible party.
[ ] The information definition contains the role played by the responsible party.
The example below shows how the responsible party information can be embedded into an XML schema. It makes use the annotation element within the XML schema definition language.
A complete example is available at: complete example.
<xs:annotation> <xs:documentation> <responsibleParty> <responsiblePartyName>Donlon Airport Operator</responsiblePartyName> <contactDetails>http://www.donlon-airport.com/swim/service-request</contactDetails> <role>author</role> </responsibleParty> </xs:documentation> </xs:annotation>