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Clarify Invalid Message Addressing Property and Message Property Required Faults (SOAP, substantive)

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 14:24:42 -0700
Message-ID: <7DA77BF2392448449D094BCEF67569A507280F97@RED-MSG-30.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <public-ws-addressing-comments@w3.org>

Section 5.1 states '[Detail] [invalid property]'

It is unclear from this terse description precisely what is to be
returned.  A URI naming the property?  An XML representation of the
property?  The offending SOAP header?  In removing the term Message
Information Header from the spec this fault seems to have gotten messed
up a bit.  We feel the most direct way to communicate a SOAP fault is to
indicate which header caused the fault.  We therefore suggest changing
the name and specification of this fault to be more header-centric.

To denote the header that caused the problem without causing message
bloat that could be used to mount distributed denial of service attacks,
we suggest returning only the QName of the offending header.

Replace Section 5.1 as follows:

--------
5.1 Invalid Addressing Header

A header representing a WS-Addressing 1.0 Message Addressing Property
cannot be processed.

[Code] S:Sender

[Subcode] wsa:InvalidAddressingHeader

[Reason] A header representing a Message Addressing Property is not
valid and the message cannot be processed. The validity failure can be
either structural or semantic, e.g. a [destination] that is not an IRI
or a [relationship] to a [message id] that was never issued.

[Detail] [Invalid header QName]
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Similar problems exist in Section 5.2 (what is a [missing property
QName]?).  Replace Section 5.2 as follows:

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5.2 Message Addressing Header Required

A required header representing a message addressing property is absent.

[Code] S:Sender

[Subcode] wsa:MessageAddressingHeaderRequired

[Reason] A required header representing a message addressing property is

not present.

[Detail] [Missing header QName]
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