The Metadata Shared Service WCF Service Protocol is used to communicate with an application that manages a store of structured metadata. Typical operations include searching for and retrieving metadata values and parameters, creating new metadata values, configuring parameters on metadata values, and configuring the general behavior of the metadata application.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in [RFC2119]. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but do not contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.