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wsa:Action for undefined faults

From: Pete Hendry <peter.hendry@capeclear.com>
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 00:59:15 +1200
Message-ID: <433D36A3.8030307@capeclear.com>
To: public-ws-addressing@w3.org

The definition of wsa:Action says

    /wsa:Action
    This REQUIRED element of type xs:anyURI conveys the [action] property.

I was wondering what value Action takes where a general SOAP fault is 
encountered such as malformed XML? This will not match any fault defined 
in the WSDL. Also, what value does it take when of the the WSA faults 
occur? I assume REQUIRED means on both request and response even if the 
response is a fault?

In section 3.2 it says

    Populate the reply message's message addressing properties
       o [destination]: ...
       o [relationship]: ...
       o [reference parameters]: ...

Missing from this is [action]? The examples that follow should 
wsa:Action in each case.

Does there need to be general fault action URIs such as

    .../fault/addressing
    .../fault/unspecified

I am coming up against this problem in implementing the spec.

Pete
Received on Friday, 30 September 2005 12:59:26 GMT

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