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Re: i014 - Metadata Update/Reconciliation: a proposal

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 15:57:10 +0100
To: Doug Davis <dug@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com>, "public-ws-addressing@w3.org" <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20041215145710.GJ21750@w3.org>
* Doug Davis <dug@us.ibm.com> [2004-12-15 09:22-0500]
> But then what the point of the comparison assertion then?  If anything 
> could influence it, even the time of day, then WSA's claim about their 
> equality is really meaningless - isn't it?  It seems that the metadata 
> itself must be retrieved for the two EPR (and in their proper context) and 
> then that metadata itself compared.  Perhaps the current (or suggested) 
> text would make more sense if I understood the use-case it was addressing 
> (no pun intended :-)  - does anyone have that?   And, if, as you suggest, 
> its the application's job to take them all into account then the spec 
> should probably say that since as written it implies that a simple EPR 
> comparison is enough to draw some very broad conclusions.

My understanding is that this is for metadata caching purposes.

Hugo Haas - W3C
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