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Re: Use of FaultTo when propagating WS-A Faults

From: David Hull <dmh@tibco.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 14:28:29 -0400
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: public-ws-addressing@w3.org
Message-id: <42D8004D.7030601@tibco.com>
What if we really are in a one-way scenario and "anonymous" is
undefined?  It seems wrong not to try to send a fault to the [fault
endpoint] if it exists.  It seems particularly wrong simply to drop such
a message on the floor because it happened to lack an [action].

David Orchard wrote:

> Related to LC76, we came to the agreement that ReplyTo would NOT be
> used when a message contains an imperfect set of WS-A Headers, like a
> missing WS-A: Action.
>
>  
>
> What about the use of FaultTo for a Fault?  Imagine the scenario where
> FaultTo is non-anonymous and Action is missing.  The receiver decides
> to Fault (perhaps because mU was on a WS-A header).  
>
>  
>
> I think the correct behaviour is that the FaultTo should not be used
> for propagating the Fault, because the FaultTo is part of the overall
> WS-A set of headers which aren't valid.  But that does seem a little
> counter-intuitive.
>
>  
>
> If the FaultTo is ignored, then Fault would probably be sent back over
> an HTTP Connection if one exists.  This is like changing the faultTo
> to become anonymous.  This seems to be yet another scenario where even
> though the sender believes it is a one-way message, it will allow for
> a soap fault in the response if it wants as much information as possible.
>
>  
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dave
>
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