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RE: wsa:Action in responses

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 14:21:45 -0800
Message-ID: <7DA77BF2392448449D094BCEF67569A506E40195@RED-MSG-30.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Hugo Haas" <hugo@w3.org>, "Nilo Mitra \(TX/EUS\)" <nilo.mitra@ericsson.com>
Cc: "WS-Addressing" <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>

Are you proposing to remove "(and opaquely)"?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org [mailto:public-ws-
> addressing-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Hugo Haas
> Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 3:50 AM
> To: Nilo Mitra (TX/EUS)
> Cc: WS-Addressing
> Subject: Re: wsa:Action in responses
> 
> Hi Nilo.
> 
> * Nilo Mitra (TX/EUS) <nilo.mitra@ericsson.com> [2005-03-16 14:49-
> 0600]
> > What does the clause "(and opaquely)" mean in the definition below?
> >
> > >
> > > Actually, I see [action] associated with a message, not any
> > > particular sending or receiving node: as the spec describes
> > > it, it is "an identifier that uniquely (and opaquely)
> > > identifies the semantics implied by this message."
> > >
> >
> > To whom is this property opaque? Am I right in assuming that it is
> opaque to the sending and receiving ***nodes*** but quite meaningful
> to the sending and consuming ***applications*** using this message for
> data interchange?
> 
> I interpret this as being opaque to everybody but the issuer of the
> identifier. IOW, either your application knows about it and therefore
> understands the carried meaning, or it doesn't, and it cannot guess.
> 
> I am not sure what value it brings and whether it's really useful to
> have this specified here, as it may be the source of confusion.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Hugo
> 
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