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LC Comment: Multiple reply relationships

From: David Hull <dmh@tibco.com>
Date: Thu, 05 May 2005 16:51:18 -0400
To: public-ws-addressing-comments@w3.org
Message-id: <427A8746.3060004@tibco.com>
The rules for formulating a reply in section 3.2 state that "a new pair 
of IRIs is /added /to this value as follows ..." (emphasis added).  We 
have recently clarified (in LC15) that there should only be one reply 
relation in a compliant message.  A compliant processor is required to 
produce a compliant message in response to a compliant request.

However, it is possible for a request also to be a reply, particularly 
outside the context of the usual WSDL MEPs.  In this case, the request 
message may still be compliant, but if it is, the responder is obligated 
to produce a non-compliant message by adding a reply relation to a 
message that already has one.

This could be resolved either by prohibiting request messages to have 
reply relations or by allowing (but discouraging) multiple reply 
relations in compliant messages.
Received on Thursday, 5 May 2005 20:51:24 UTC

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