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RE: 4.2.3 I-013: Conflicts Between Requester's Expectations and Service's Locale

From: Addison Phillips [wM] <aphillips@webmethods.com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 15:42:54 -0700
To: "Tex Texin" <tex@xencraft.com>, "Web Services" <public-i18n-ws@w3.org>
Message-ID: <PNEHIBAMBMLHDMJDDFLHOECHIAAA.aphillips@webmethods.com>

Got it. Incorping in next upload.

Addison

Addison P. Phillips
Director, Globalization Architecture
webMethods | Delivering Global Business Visibility
http://www.webMethods.com
Chair, W3C Internationalization (I18N) Working Group
Chair, W3C-I18N-WG, Web Services Task Force
http://www.w3.org/International

Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tex Texin [mailto:tex@xencraft.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 1:54 PM
> To: Addison Phillips [wM]; Web Services
> Subject: 4.2.3 I-013: Conflicts Between Requester's Expectations and
> Service's Locale
>
>
> This is for 4.2.3. OK?
> tex
>
> The locale in which the service provider is executing can affect
> the evaluation
> of the parameters sent are evaluated and lead to faults that the
> requester does
> not expect or does not understand.
>
> Service A is defined on Provider A, running in a Finnish locale.
>
> Requester A is running in a French locale. The Requester is doing
> a monthly
> audit to verify it's customers are still in good standing. To request the
> credit information from the Finnish provider in manageable chunks, the
> requester makes multiple requests with queries of the form:
> SELECT * WHERE (LASTNAME >= low) AND (LASTNAME < high)
>
> and variables "low" and "high" iterate through the alphabet.
>
> The first iteration is sent as:
> SELECT * WHERE (LASTNAME >= "A") AND (LASTNAME < "B")
>
> Requester A compares the results with its list of customers in
> that range. The
> audit fails on this first iteration, since the Finnish provider doesn't
> consider names beginning with either "" or "" to be less than
> "B" but the
> French requester expects this.
>
> tex
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