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  1. Standard Look Up Resource Protocol

    There are lots of core "Master Data" bits and pieces that need to be input into form fields in systems all over campus. Things like EID, budget number, org code, object/subobject codes, PCA codes, course numbers...the list is almost infinite. What the end-user often faces is a field that requires a key or code to be entered, but only knows the name or description. They then need to lookup it up somehow. Ideally the lookup function should be close coupled to the data entry field

    There should be a standard protocol for writing lookup services so that developers can quickly…

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      6 comments  ·  general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      a central metadata repository is a big project that folks in uwit have been talking about. we’ll look for some smaller bits that we could do within the web services to provide some value in the meantime

    • Get 3rd party code online

      I have code that is generic enough that others could use it, but there isn't a place to share code.

      A sourceforge/launchpad/codeplex-like area (hosted by UW or just a special tag for UW Web Services projects at either site) would be great. A forum would allow for knowledge capture, collaboration, and deduplication of efforts.

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      • move towards a XML schema first design for the data that is being exchanged through the services

        Schema based design helps communicate service contracts much better. It also helps some technologies like Java to build clients from the schema.
        Schema first design is also handy in finding out changes between versions.

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