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NEW ISSUE: Absolute vs relative URIs

From: Marc Hadley <Marc.Hadley@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 10:52:34 -0500
To: public-ws-addressing@w3.org
Message-id: <4B8955F6-6FB2-11D9-B245-000A95BC8D92@Sun.COM>

I took an action at the last F2F to raise an issue about absolute vs 
relative URIs in message addressing properties. The following message 
addressing properties are URIs: [destination], [action], [message id], 
[relationship/relatesto], [relationship/type]. In addition the message 
addressing properties [source endpoint], [reply endpoint] and [fault 
endpoint] each contain [address] properties that are also URIs.

SOAP 1.2 describes a set of conventions for use of URIs in SOAP 
messages[1] and recommends (in the RFC 2119 sense) that 
"application-defined data carried within a SOAP envelope use the same 
mechanisms and guidelines". I think this applies to addressing headers.

WS-Addressing should define which properties MUST be serialized in SOAP 
messages as absolute URIs and which may be relative and subject to the 
convention defined by SOAP.

Note that this is somewhat related to issue 46 on the comparison of 


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/REC-soap12-part1-20030624/#useofuris
[2] http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/addr/wd-issues/#i046
Marc Hadley <marc.hadley at sun.com>
Web Technologies and Standards, Sun Microsystems.
Received on Wednesday, 26 January 2005 19:12:01 UTC

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