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Re: Question regarding cardinality of [destination]

From: Rimas Rekasius <rimas@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 14:57:58 -0500
To: public-ws-addressing-comments@w3.org
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Thank you very much for considering this LC comment.  The proposed 
resolution more than adequately addresses the concern that was raised. The 
suggested text is clear, precise and unambiguous.


Rimas V. Rekasius
e-business Industry Standards Architect
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"Nilo Mitra (TX/EUS)" <nilo.mitra@ericsson.com> 
05/17/2005 11:55 AM

public-ws-addressing-comments@w3.org, Rimas Rekasius/Chicago/IBM@IBMUS

Re: Question regarding cardinality of [destination]

Hi Rimas:
The WG considered your LC comment and has chosen to clarify that the 
message property
"[destination]: IRI (mandatory)" will be replaced by 
"[destination]: IRI (1..1)" where (x..y) is short for minOccur=x and 

In other words, there is only one [destination] property associated with a 

At the same time, the WG has also decided to make the same change to
"[action]: IRI (mandatory)" replacing it with
"[action]: IRI (1..1)".

Please let the WG know if this does not address your concern - within two 
weeks, please,
(on behalf of the WS-A WG)

Nilo Mitra
Ericsson, Inc.
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mobile: +1 516-476-7427 

> When I read the Last Call Working Draft [1] of the Web Services 
> 1.0 - Core specification, I see that the cardinality indicator 
> with the "[destination]" property in section 3. Message Addressing 
> Properties [2] is "(mandatory)".  Unfortunately, I do not see a 
> of "(mandatory)" anywhere in the same document (I even checked RFC 2119 
> [3]).  So, while I would doubt that anyone would argue about associating 

> minOccurs=1 to the term, it is less clear what value of maxOccurs to 
> associate.  I can see arguments for both one and unbounded.  So...
> (1) What did the authors intend for the meaning of "(mandatory)"?
> (2) If the intent was in fact maxOccurs=unbounded, could you help me to 
> understand the use cases behind the intent?  I have some ideas, but I am 

> sure that the authors must have more.
> Thanks,
> Rimas V. Rekasius
> e-business Industry Standards Architect
> 1-312-245-6775 (voice/FAX)
> 1-773-934-2705 (cell phone)
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-ws-addr-core-20050331/ <
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-ws-addr-core-20050331/#msgaddrprops <
> [3] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2119.txt <
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