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Action optionality (was: WS-Addr issues)

From: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 12:58:50 -0500
Message-Id: <5914BCF6-2F54-11D9-B0D5-000A95BD86C0@bea.com>
To: "<public-ws-addressing@w3.org> <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>" <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>

I think this discussion would benefit from considering WHAT is required 
to have an action.

We're chartered to provide an abstract set of properties (the "core"), 
and a binding of those properties to SOAP messages; I haven't yet seen 
this as leading us to define a new type of abstract Web services 
message that MUST have certain properties.

We're also chartered to define the use of those properties in WSDL 
interactions; I can see us talking about what properties are required 
and optional in the context of those interactions.

So, is this discussion about defining a new kind of "WS-Addressing 
Conformant Abstract Message" -- that includes a mandatory Action 
property (or not), or is it about defining what properties are required 
-- including the Action property -- in particular interactions defined 
by the WSDL binding?


Mark Nottingham   Principal Technologist
Office of the CTO   BEA Systems
Received on Friday, 5 November 2004 17:58:54 UTC

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