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Language for Reference Parameters

From: Savas Parastatidis <Savas.Parastatidis@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 14:40:54 +0100
Message-ID: <37E80E80B681A24B8F768D607373CA8002048ADC@largo.campus.ncl.ac.uk>
To: <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>
Cc: <humphrey@cs.virginia.edu>, <wasson@virginia.edu>

Dear all,

This issue came up during some discussions with folks at the University
of Virginia (Marty and Glenn cc'd) while discussing an implementation of
WS-Transfer and how EPRs were used...

My understanding of the Ws-Addressing specification is that the
[Reference Parameters] information element item is opaque and that its
children should be included in messages as header information elements
without change. The specification states:

"Reference parameters are provided by the issuer of the endpoint
reference and are assumed to be opaque to consuming applications."

The "assumed" bit is the reason for this message. Should there be
normative language here? Either SHOULD or MUST? Are the consumers of an
EPR allowed to reason about the contents of the [reference parameters]?

My apologies if the above has already been discussed and a decision
already made.

Regards,
--
Savas Parastatidis
http://savas.parastatidis.name
 
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