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Re: [ws-rx] Re: Comment on WSDL spec: use of Anonymous Element

From: Paul Fremantle <paul@wso2.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 15:57:13 +0100
Message-ID: <44D8A649.7000007@wso2.com>
To: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
CC: Alastair Green <alastair.green@choreology.com>, public-ws-addressing@w3.org, public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org, ws-rx@lists.oasis-open.org

I would be happy with that. I would also be happy with WS-A addressing
this. It seems to me that the replyTo should only default to anon when
there is an out message.

Paul

Christopher B Ferris wrote:
>
> Alastair,
>
> Is this a long and drawn out manner of stating that when a message is
> a true oneway (e.g. no
> response is expected) then the wsa:ReplyTo should be the WS-A none URI
> rather than
> simply leaving it absent and hence falling trap to the "if not
> present, default to anon" gotcha?
>
> I guess I am not seeing an issue here, although I guess it would be
> fine if we recommended or required
> that the MakeConnection wsa:ReplyTo MAP carry the WS-A none URI.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Christopher Ferris
> STSM, Software Group Standards Strategy
> email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
> blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/dw_blog.jspa?blog=440
> phone: +1 508 377 9295
>
> public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org wrote on 08/08/2006 07:06:32 AM:
>
> > Doug, Paul --
> >
> > I'm going to try to address both your comments. if I can summarize
> > Paul's it was: what's the big deal about [reply endpoint] when
> > MakeConnection is "one-way"?.
> >
> > Given RX timescales you may want to treat these remarks as "early
> > public review".
> >
> > * * *
> >
> > Doug's message 1 is an application-level set-up call which
> > establishes common understanding of the UUID. This type of message
> > is exemplified by that shown in the CD example Step 1, unless I have
> > completely misunderstood.
> >
> > In that example, a subscriber, who cannot listen, sends a subscribe
> > message to a publisher, saying something like "subscribe me for
> > topics A, B, C. The identity of this subscription request is UUID
> > X". Thereafter, the publisher knows that X equals "subscription for
> > topics A, B, C".
> >
> > Assertion 1 (please correct me if I am wrong): The format, content
> > etc of this type of message (and its manner of transmission) are
> > entirely application-specific. It may or may not require an
> > acknowledgement. It could be sent by carrier pigeon, or by fax. The
> > subscribe message, if sent as SOAP-with-Addressing, might receive a
> > reply, or might not receive a reply, and if it did, it might receive
> > it anon or addressable. There are no RM rules that apply to this
> > message. There are only application rules. It cannot do its job
> > usefully unless it passes the UUID: that is all we can say.
> >
> > Assertion 2. At present there is an RM rule which says: "the
> > mutually understood UUID must be reflected in the [destination
> > endpoint] according to an RM URI scheme". There are no RM rules to
> > say whether the connection UUID, during the course of establishing
> > mutual understanding, travels alone, embedded in a URI, in a body
> > element or a header element. These are all matters of bilateral
> > agreement at an app level between (in this case) the
> > consumer/subscriber and the producer/publisher.
> >
> > [The example is potentially a bit misleading in this respect.
> >
> > The use of the full "anon-URI?id={uuid}" value in the <targetEPR/>,
> > and the use of the element name "targetEPR" make one think
> > "addressing", when one would be better off thinking "subscription
> > identity" (at an app level). The example set-up message would work
> > perfectly well if it read:
> >
> > <S:Body>
> >     <!-- subscription details -->  
> >     <SubscriptionIdentity>{uuid}</SubscriptionIdentity>
> > </S:Body>
> >
> > Btw, given that the use of MakeConnection requires a prior
> > understanding between two parties of the connection identity, there
> > seems no reason why {uuid} has to be a UUID. It does need to be
> > bilaterally unambiguous.]
> >
> > * * *
> >
> > Message 2 is MakeConnection. If the subscriber sends a
> > MakeConnection, specifying UUID X, then the publisher knows it is
> > dealing with traffic relating to subscription X, i.e. for topics A,
> > B and C. At an application level, we assume that the contract
> > thereafter is: start reliably communicating a stream of messages,
> > relating to topics A, B and C, therefore implying sequence creation
> > etc, until something causes the stream to close.
> >
> > So the subscriber will repeatedly send MakeConnection, citing the
> > UUID X, read the HTTP response, and handle the response as if it
> > were an inbound RM/RM-app message.
> >
> > The exchange that RM defines (rather than illustrates) is the
> > MakeConnection, back-call-on-the-connection one. It's this exchange
> > that I am discussing. MakeConnection is the message affected by the
> > WSAW anon=required discussion, as I see it.
> >
> > [While it is probably helpful for diagnostic reasons to repeat the
> > UUID back to the sender of MakeConnection in the [destination
> > endpoint], it is actually redundant, as the HTTP Response is
> > automatically and uniquely correlated with the HTTP Request. This
> > might lead one to the conclusion that the simple solution would have
> > been: send UUID on MakeConnection, and then respond to it on the
> > anonymous back-channel without reflection of UUID in any form
> > However, this would reduce the symmetry with the Sequence identified
> > use of MakeConnection, see comments later]
> >
> > * * *
> >
> > There are two modes in which this exchange can work (reflecting the
> > joint proposal, as I understand it):
> >
> > a) Send response as part of a sequence that already exists
> > b) Use response to create a new sequence, etc
> >
> > This is relevant to answering Paul F's question, relating to the
> > significance of ReplyTo.
> >
> > If there is a sequence, then the sequence Identifier is a
> > correlation synonym for the UUID. The reply message may be sent on
> > the back-channel; it must carry the wsrm:Identifier (as a separate
> > header element), it need not carry the UUID.
> >
> > If there is no sequence, then the reply message must carry or imply
> > the UUID. (I'm going to assume that carrying the UUID is better than
> > implying it.) The question is how?
> >
> > Looking at these two cases, it is striking that both
> >
> > a) require a response on the back-channel,
> > b) need to carry an identifier (one of the sequence, one of the
> > "connection"/"session")
> >
> > Doug's comment that there is no wsa:ReplyTo on the MakeConnection,
> > that it is "one way", is relevant here. In fact there is no such
> > thing (in the XML infoset) as a non-existent [reply endpoint]. If
> > wsa:ReplyTo is absent, then it is inferred to be the anon-URI. The
> > only way you can stop that inference is to set the [reply endpoint]
> > to none or to a "real address". I don't think you want to do either
> > of those things, in this context.
> >
> > With these points in mind, I think it is worth looking again at my
> > previous postings.
> >
> > The orthodox way of saying "respond on the back-channel" is setting
> > [reply endpoint] to anon. This can be done explicitly or by
> > inference from absence.
> >
> > I think there has to be a good reason to invent a new way of
> > expressing this semantic. Doing so has repercussions (see the
> > original starting point of this thread, re WSA W anon/required). The
> > (very valuable) use case of MakeConnection does not require an
> > alternate mechnanism for stating the back channel semantic.
> >
> > We can illustrate all of this by placing three examples side by side:
> >
> > * * *
> >
> > 1. Example using sequence Identifier: MakeConnection and reply [as
> per CD 04]
> > 2. Example using hypothetical connection identifier: MakeConnection
> > and reply [as it could be, simplified]
> > 3. Example using current Address [as per CD 04]
> >
> > 1a. Example using sequence Identifier: MakeConnection
> >
> > <S:Envelope xmlns:S="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope"
> >             xmlns:wsrm="http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-rx/wsrm/200608"
> >             xmlns:wsa="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">
> >     <S:Header>
> >         <wsa:MessageID>http://example.org/subscriptionService/
> > guid/61e0654e-5ce8-477b-bb9d-34f05cdcbc9e</wsa:MessageID>
> >        
> <wsa:Action>http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsrx/wsrm/200608/MakeConnection
> > </wsa:Action>
> >         <wsa:To>http://example.org/subscriptionService</wsa:To>
> > <!-- absent wsa:ReplyTo is equivalent to:    
> >         <wsa:ReplyTo>
> >            
> <wsa:Address>http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsrx/wsrm/200608/anonymous
> > </wsa:Address>
> >         </wsa:ReplyTo>
> > -->
> >     </S:Header>
> >     <S:Body>
> >         <wsrm:MakeConnection>            
> >             <wsrm:Identifier>http://Business456.
> > com/SubscribeTopics/Sequence/7456-3278</wsrm:Identifier>
> >         </wsrm:MakeConnection>
> >     </S:Body>
> > </S:Envelope>
> >
> > 1b. Example using sequence Identifier: reply to MakeConnection
> >
> > <S:Envelope xmlns:S="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope"
> >             xmlns:wsrm="http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-rx/wsrm/200608"
> >             xmlns:wsa="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">
> >     <S:Header>
> >         <wsa:MessageID>http://example.org/subscriptionService/
> > guid/71e0654e-5ce8-477b-bb9d-34f05cfcbc9e</wsa:MessageID>
> >         <wsa:RelatesTo>http://example.org/subscriptionService/
> > guid/61e0654e-5ce8-477b-bb9d-34f05cdcbc9e</wsa:RelatesTo>
> >         <wsa:ReplyTo><wsa:Address>http://example.org/subscriptionService
> > </wsa:Address></wsa:ReplyTo>
> >         <wsa:Action>http://example.com/subscriptionService/publish
> > </wsa:Action>
> >         <wsrm:Sequence>
> >             <wsrm:Identifier>http://Business456.
> > com/SubscribeTopics/Sequence/7456-3278</wsrm:Identifier>
> >             <wsrm:MessageNumber>1</wsrm:MessageNumber>
> >         </wsrm:Sequence>
> >     </S:Header>
> >     <S:Body>
> >         <!-- Publication re A, B or C -->
> >     </S:Body>
> > </S:Envelope>
> >
> > 2a. Example using hypothetical connection identifier: MakeConnection
> >
> > <S:Envelope xmlns:S="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope"
> >             xmlns:wsrm="http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-rx/wsrm/200608"
> >             xmlns:wsa="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">
> >     <S:Header>
> >         <wsa:MessageID>http://example.org/subscriptionService/
> > guid/61e0654e-5ce8-477b-bb9d-34f05cdcbc9e</wsa:MessageID>
> >        
> <wsa:Action>http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsrx/wsrm/200608/MakeConnection
> > </wsa:Action>
> >         <wsa:To>http://example.org/subscriptionService</wsa:To>
> > <!-- absent wsa:ReplyTo is equivalent to:    
> >         <wsa:ReplyTo>
> >            
> <wsa:Address>http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsrx/wsrm/200608/anonymous
> > </wsa:Address>
> >         </wsa:ReplyTo>
> > -->
> >     </S:Header>
> >     <S:Body>
> >         <wsrm:MakeConnection>            
> >             <wsrm:ConnectionIdentifier>http://Business456.com/
> > SubscribeTopics/Stream/7457</wsrm:ConnectionIdentifier>
> >         </wsrm:MakeConnection>
> >     </S:Body>
> > </S:Envelope>
> >
> > 2b. Example using hypothetical connection identifier: reply to
> > MakeConnection (CreateSequence)
> >
> > <S:Envelope xmlns:S="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope"
> >             xmlns:wsrm="http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-rx/wsrm/200608"
> >             xmlns:wsa="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">
> >     <S:Header>
> >         <wsa:MessageID>http://example.org/subscriptionService/
> > guid/71e0654e-5ce8-477b-bb9d-34f05cfcbc9e</wsa:MessageID>
> >         <wsa:RelatesTo>http://example.org/subscriptionService/
> > guid/61e0654e-5ce8-477b-bb9d-34f05cdcbc9e</wsa:RelatesTo>
> >        
> <wsa:Action>http://docs.oasis-open-org/wsrx/wsrm/200608/CreateSequence
> > </wsa:Action>
> >        
> <wsa:ReplyTo>http://example.org/subscriptionService</wsa:ReplyTo>
> >         <wsrm:ConnectionIdentifier>
> >             http://Business456.com/SubscribeTopics/Stream/7457
> >         </wsrm:ConnectionIdentifier>          
> >     </S:Header>
> >     <S:Body>
> >         <wsrm:CreateSequence>
> >             <wsrm:AcksTo>
> >                 <wsa:Address>http://example.org/subscriptionService
> > </wsa:Address>
> >             </wsrm:AcksTo>
> >         </wsrm:CreateSequence>
> >     </S:Body>
> > </S:Envelope>
> >
> > 3a. Example using wsrm:Address: MakeConnection
> >
> > <S:Envelope xmlns:S="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope"
> >             xmlns:wsrm="http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-rx/wsrm/200608"
> >             xmlns:wsa="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">
> >     <S:Header>
> >         <wsa:MessageID>http://example.org/subscriptionService/
> > guid/61e0654e-5ce8-477b-bb9d-34f05cdcbc9e</wsa:MessageID>
> >        
> <wsa:Action>http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsrx/wsrm/200608/MakeConnection
> > </wsa:Action>
> >         <wsa:To>http://example.org/subscriptionService</wsa:To>
> > <!-- absent wsa:ReplyTo is equivalent to:    
> >         <wsa:ReplyTo>
> >            
> <wsa:Address>http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsrx/wsrm/200608/anonymous
> > </wsa:Address>
> >         </wsa:ReplyTo>
> > -->
> >     </S:Header>
> >     <S:Body>
> >         <wsrm:MakeConnection>            
> >             <wsrm:Address>
> >                 http://docs.oasis-open.
> > org/wsrx/wsrm/200608/anonymous?id=550e8400-e29b-11d4-a716-446655440000
> >             </wsrm:Address>
> >         </wsrm:MakeConnection>
> >     </S:Body>
> > </S:Envelope>
> >
> > 3b. Example using wsrm:Address: reply to MakeConnection (CreateSequence)
> >
> > <S:Envelope xmlns:S="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope"
> >             xmlns:wsrm="http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-rx/wsrm/200608"
> >             xmlns:wsa="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">
> >     <S:Header>
> >         <wsa:MessageID>http://example.org/subscriptionService/
> > guid/71e0654e-5ce8-477b-bb9d-34f05cfcbc9e</wsa:MessageID>
> >         <wsa:RelatesTo>http://example.org/subscriptionService/
> > guid/61e0654e-5ce8-477b-bb9d-34f05cdcbc9e</wsa:RelatesTo>
> >        
> <wsa:Action>http://docs.oasis-open-org/wsrx/wsrm/200608/CreateSequence
> > </wsa:Action>
> >         <wsa:To>
> >
> > <!-- I believe this is WS-A illegal: reply To must equal request
> > ReplyTo/Address. -->          
> >
> >             http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsrx/wsrm/200608/anonymous?
> > id=550e8400-e29b-11d4-a716-446655440000
> >         </wsa:To>
> >        
> <wsa:ReplyTo>http://example.org/subscriptionService</wsa:ReplyTo>
> >     </S:Header>
> >     <S:Body>
> >         <wsrm:CreateSequence>
> >             <wsrm:AcksTo>
> >                 <wsa:Address>http://example.org/subscriptionService
> > </wsa:Address>
> >             </wsrm:AcksTo>
> >         </wsrm:CreateSequence>
> >     </S:Body>
> > </S:Envelope>
> >
> > Yours,
> >
> > Alastair
> >
> > Doug Davis wrote:
> >
> > Alastair,
> >   I think you're mixing up the messages a bit.  There are two messages
> > at play:
> > 1 - the message containing the EPR to send subsequent messages to.  
> >     In some cases this message will have the EPR in its wsa:ReplyTo
> >     header, but it could also be placed someplace else depending
> >     on its use.  And it is this EPR that needs to be tagged as the
> >     polling one (ie. it has the RM anon URI).
> >     This message will contain application specific data in the Body
> >     so your suggestion of placing some UUID in there will not work.
> >     This gets back to the necessity to keep all info about where to
> >     send messages encapsulated into whatever EPR we want to be tagged
> >     as the polling one.
> >
> > 2 - the MakeConnection message.
> >     This message does not have a wsa:ReplyTo, its a one-way.  This
> >     message does contain a Body which is the correlation info used
> >     by the receiver of this message to find an appropriate message
> >     to send back.  So, basically the stuff in the Body must match
> >     the EPR from message 1.  And given that in some cases the only
> >     thing remaining from the EPR in message 1 is the serialized
> >     version of it, we must be able to find messages based solely
> >     on what's in the outgoing message itself.  Which means the
> >     wsa:To field.  Again, ref-p's are bad for this purpose. :-)
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > thanks
> > -Doug
> >
> >
> >
> > Alastair Green <alastair.green@choreology.com> wrote on 08/07/2006
> > 02:02:55 PM:
> >
> > > Doug,
> > >
> > > I think I'm connecting, if you'll pardon the pun.
> > >
> > > 1. As I read WS-A, the [destination endpoint][address] must be set
> > > to [reply endpoint][address] for a reply.
> > >
> > > 2. If [reply endpoint] is omitted (as per the CD example), then
> > > [reply endpoint] = anon, by default.
> > >
> > > 3. If [destination endpoint] = "anon-URI?id={uuid}", then
> > > [destination endpoint] <> [reply endpoint][address] (which was
> > > simple, unornamented anon-URI), which contradicts premise 1.
> > >
> > > Does that make sense? If so, then I think you would need to set
> > > [reply endpoint] to none, explicitly, to avoid that clash (given
> > > RM's current approach). But this causes
> > >
> > > 4. The WS-A processor that sent MakeConnection to get very confused.
> > > It wasn't expecting anything but an HTTP 200 series by way of a
> > > response, but is about to get a full-scale SOAP message bounding back.
> > >
> > > +++
> > >
> > > Further thoughts, which continue, in my mind, to question the
> > > current RM approach, but which may ease the WSA W problem.
> > >
> > > a) You could have defined an extension element in the [reply
> > > endpoint] for the UUID.
> > >
> > > b) Or, you could have chosen to send the UUID in the body element.
> > >
> > > c) In either case, this could team up with setting [reply
> > endpoint] to anon.
> > >
> > > d) As in 3. above, you shouldn't then set response [destination
> > > endpoint] to anon?id={uuid}.
> > >
> > > e) So, you need to set [reply endpoint] to anon, and set
> > > [destination endpoint][address] to anon.
> > >
> > > f) which begs the question, where does the UUID go?
> > >
> > > g)  If you passed an extension element UUID, or a UUID in the body
> > > element, and then passed it back as an extension element in the anon
> > > EPR that should be OK, because you have followed the rules for reply
> > > formulation with respect to the [destination endpoint][address]
> > > /[reference parameters]. The fact you have chosen to put an
> > > extension element in the response is WS-A 3.3/3.4 legal, as I read
> > > it. That's a higher-layer behaviour that does not contradict WS-A
> > > base behaviour, which is constrained.
> > >
> > > +++
> > >
> > > Why is g) not viable in your view? The processors that need to
> > > understand the body/extension UUID element are the RM senders and
> > > responders (not the WS-A processors, which passively pass on the
> > > UUID to the RM receiver of MakeConnection, and pass on the extension
> > > element to the RM receiver of the response).
> > >
> > > In other words, the awareness of RM-ness that is demanded in
> > > formulating MakeConnection, and in replying to it, resides in the
> > > same place, and at the same level, as in the current (CD) solution.
> > >
> > > The difference being: that the MakeConnection is now a regular
> > > [reply endpoint] = anon. At which point special WSAW rules are not
> needed.
> > >
> > > I don't see any lesser or greater problem with intermediaries,
> > > onward transmission etc than would apply with the current solution,
> > > if that is a concern. On this point, I think I may be missing
> > > something, or misunderstanding your area of concern?
> > >
> > > So, to summarize:
> > >
> > > 1. asimple-non out, special, ornamented-anon back is a problem.
> > > 2. none out, anon back is a problem.
> > > 3. extension element UUID out, extension element UUID back, is no
> > > different, in layer terms, than body UUID out, ornamented address
> > > back, i.e. is not a problem.
> > > 4. anon out means no problem with anon = required.
> > >
> > >
> > > * * *
> > >
> > > My last point was indeed completely beside the point of your issue :
> > > -) -- it is an independent issue about WSAW, and a limitation that
> > > the proposed syntax seems to impose by applying the flag across all
> > > "response endpoints".
> > >
> > > Alastair
> > >
> > > Doug Davis wrote:
> > >
> > > Alastair,
> > >   We did consider adding some extra metadata to the EPR (outside of
> > > the wsa:Address and ref-p's), but there's a problem - this metadata
> > > is not copied over into the response message - just the wsa:Address
> > > and ref-p's are.  This means that any data placed elsewhere in the
> > > EPR is lost once the message is serialized.  So unless we assume the
> > > impl can hold on to the original EPR for the entire message path
> > > (which we can't in distributed systems), the identity part must be
> > > in either the address or ref-p's.  And, as you said, ref-p's aren't
> > > good for this.
> > >
> > >   What's interesting about your anon?unique-id example is that that
> > > solution might work very nicely (we talked about this in the past) -
> > > but as you said it would require WSA to say anon URIs 'start
> > > with...' - and WSA is closed :-(
> > >
> > >   I got a bit lost on your last point - it almost sounded like a
> > > complaint about the current WSA WSDL spec instead of my issue -  or
> > > did I not follow it?
> > >
> > >   I noticed that on the agenda for tomorrow's WSA call (I think its
> > > tomorrow) is a CR issue that mentioned how this wording in the WSDL
> > > spec prevents the use of "none".  I can't help but think that both
> > > issues (mine and the other CR issue) would be solved nicely if the
> > > wording were turned around a bit and said something about how this
> > > flag indicates whether or not the endpoint supports addressable
> > > endpoints in the response EPRs.  Not sure of the exact wording, but
> > > if instead of taking about specific URIs (like anon and none) it
> > > talked about whether the endpoint supported the notion of creating
> > > it own connections to the EPR then it wouldn't need to get into the
> > > business of listing all of the URIs that are valid.  And I think it
> > > would relay the exact same information.
> > >
> > > thanks
> > > -Doug
> > >
> > >
> >
> > >
> > > Alastair Green <alastair.green@choreology.com>
> > > 08/04/2006 10:57 AM
> > >
> > > To
> > >
> > > Doug Davis/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS
> > >
> > > cc
> > >
> > > public-ws-addressing@w3.org, public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org,
> > > ws-rx@lists.oasis-open.org, abbieb@nortel.com, aclark@novell.com,
> > > akira.tanaka.pr@hitachi.com, aleyfer@actional.com,
> anash@reactivity.com,
> > > andreas.bjarlestam@ericsson.com, anil.edakkunni@soa.com, anil.
> > john@jhuapl.edu
> > > , Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com, Anthony Nadalin/Austin/IBM@IBMUS,
> > > asakala@iona.com, ash@rainingdata.com, ashok.malhotra@oracle.com,
> > > asirveda@microsoft.com, atarashi@sv.nec-labs.com, atmanes@gmail.com,
> > > audet@nortel.com, barreto@adobe.com, bhakti.mehta@sun.com, blake.
> > > dournaee@intel.com, bob.freund@hitachisoftware.com,
> bob.sunday@pwgsc.gc.ca,
> > > b.eckenfels@seeburger.de, carolina.canales@ericsson.com,
> chamikara@wso2.com
> > ,
> > > chappell@sonicsoftware.com, Charles Levay/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS,
> > > chouthri@sv.nec-labs.com, Christopher B Ferris/Waltham/IBM@IBMUS,
> > > Christopher.Kurt@microsoft.com, chris.hipson@bt.com, "'von Riegen,
> Claus'"
> > > <claus.von.riegen@sap.com>, coevans@microsoft.com,
> cunningham_david@bah.com
> > ,
> > > dan@actional.com, "'Burdett, David'" <david.burdett@sap.com>,
> > > dconnelly@openapplications.org, Diane Jordan/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS,
> > > dkmin@konkuk.ac.kr, dleshc@tibco.com, dmoberg@us.axway.com,
> > dnickull@adobe.com
> > > , "'David Orchard'" <dorchard@bea.com>, doug.bunting@sun.com,
> > > eisaku.nishiyama.dd@hitachi.com, email@cbvenkat.net,
> eoghan.glynn@iona.com,
> > > Eric.Newcomer@iona.com, eric.rajkovic@oracle.com, eric.
> > > wells@hitachisoftware.com, ganga.sah@oracle.com, gatfora@uk.ibm.com,
> > > gboschi@sonicsoftware.com, gdaniels@sonicsoftware.com, "'Gilbert
> Pilz'"
> > > <Gilbert.Pilz@bea.com>, girish.juneja@intel.com,
> gregcarp@microsoft.com,
> > > greg.pavlik@oracle.com, hbenmalek@us.fujitsu.com,
> heiko.braun@jboss.com,
> > > ian.c.jones@bt.com, ian_robinson@uk.ibm.com,
> james.speer@capgemini.com,
> > > jamie.clark@oasis-open.org, jdurand@us.fujitsu.com, jeff.
> > > mischkinsky@oracle.com, jekanaya@cs.indiana.edu,
> Jiri.Tejkl@systinet.com,
> > > jjchoe@tmax.co.kr, jkchoi@methodi.com, jmarsh@microsoft.com, joeri.
> > > van_cleynenbreugel@alcatel.be, john.gotze@oasis-open.org, john.
> > kemp@nokia.com
> > > , joseph.2.waller@bt.com, junghc@nca.or.kr, jypyon@nca.or.kr, k-
> > > seki@da.jp.nec.com, kcyee@cecid.hku.hk, kiwasa@jp.fujitsu.com,
> > > lburch@novell.com, lily.liu@webmethods.com, "'Lei Jin'"
> <ljin@bea.com>,
> > > machi@nca.or.kr, "'Mark Little'" <mark.little@jboss.com>,
> > > "'Schenecker, Mark'" <mark.schenecker@sap.com>, "'de Boer, Martijn'"
> > > <martijn.de.boer@sap.com>, "'Raepple, Martin'"
> <martin.raepple@sap.com>,
> > > mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org, matsuki.yoshino.pw@hitachi.com,
> > mckierna@uk.ibm.com
> > > , mgoodner@microsoft.com, mhb@itst.dk, "'Bechauf, Michael'"
> > > <michael.bechauf@sap.com>, mike.grogan@sun.com, millwood@uk.ibm.com,
> > > mlovett@uk.ibm.com, mlyons@layer7tech.com, mschenecker@e2open.com,
> > > mwang@tibco.com, nickr@enosis.com, nilo.mitra@ericsson.com,
> > > nobuyuki.yamamoto.vw@hitachi.com, Ondrej.Hrebicek@microsoft.com,
> > paul@wso2.com
> > > , pauld@mitre.org, paul.cotton@microsoft.com, paul.knight@nortel.com,
> > > peter.furniss@erebor.co.uk, peter_niblett@uk.ibm.com,
> pete.wenzel@sun.com,
> > > prateek.mishra@oracle.com, pyendluri@webmethods.com, Richard
> > > Salz/Cambridge/IBM@IBMUS, robin@oasis-open.org, sada@jp.fujitsu.com,
> > > "'Patil, Sanjay'" <sanjay.patil@sap.com>, sanka@wso2.com,
> scayron@acord.org
> > > , Scott Hinkelman/Austin/IBM@IBMUS, shengsong.ni@oracle.com,
> > > shivajee@tibco.com, srcarter@novell.com, stefanba@microsoft.com,
> > > "'Rossmanith, Stefan'" <stefan.rossmanith@sap.com>, "'Winkler,
> Steve'"
> > > <steve.winkler@sap.com>, sumit.gupta@oracle.com,
> tboubez@layer7tech.com,
> > > tejeswar.das@iona.com, thomas.erl@soasystems.com,
> thomas.t.bui@boeing.com,
> > > timothy@drummondgroup.com, toby.considine@unc.edu, tom@coastin.com,
> > > "'Yalcinalp, Umit'" <umit.yalcinalp@sap.com>, vfurman@webmethods.com
> > > , "'Shipkowitz, Vicki'" <vicki.shipkowitz@sap.com>,
> vikas@sonoasystems.com
> > > , "'Videlov, Vladimir'" <vladimir.videlov@sap.com>, Martin Chapman
> > > <martin.chapman@oracle.com>
> > >
> > > Subject
> > >
> > > Re: Comment on WSDL spec: use of Anonymous Element
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi Doug,
> > >
> > > Comments interspersed:
> > >
> > > Doug Davis wrote:
> > >
> > > Alastair,
> > >  There are a couple of different things at play here. First, sorry
> > > about the long cc-list but the wsrx mailing list still doesn't
> > > appear to work so I need to include the entire wsrx team manually :-(
> > > I thought my mail client was going to expire when I just did
> "reply all".
> > >
> > > In a non-anonymous world the wsa:Address field represents both the
> > > fact that the destination can access connections and it identifies
> > > the party.  And I think that makes sense.  There is no reason to not
> > > have a single URI do that (let's not get into the 'identity' issue
> > > w.r.t. ref-p's  :-).   So, if we then switch over to the anonymous
> > > case, IMO, I don't believe the implementation should need to change
> > > w.r.t. the purpose of this URI.
> > > Here's what I don't understand. In the non-anon case an EPR (address
> > > + stuff) is used to target. In the anon case, so far as I can tell,
> > > there is nothing in WS-A to stop the same "full EPR" (address +
> > > stuff) being used to target the reply.
> > >
> > > If one pursues this, what you intuitively want is: callback EPR =
> > > {address = anon URI, ref-param[0] = identity}.
> > >
> > > But ref-params are opaque. Not what you want. (Although I can't see
> > > how to stop an app contract, e.g. RM, specifying that we'll use a
> > > mutually-known type for a ref-param, and make its presence mandatory
> > > for certain messages).
> > >
> > > Assume that ref-param is not good. Why not add an RM extension
> > > element to the EPR? This retains the identity lexeme within the EPR.
> > > A WS-A impl should be happy to insert and extract such extension
> > > elements, even if it hasn't a clue what they mean.
> > >
> > > In the simple WS-Addr anon use-case the URI still indicates both
> > > things - whether or not (and 'not' in this case) the destination
> > > will accept a connection, and it also indicates the identity - sort
> > > of.  The identity is implicitly defined by the fact that it is tied
> > > to the connection on which the request came in on.  If we did what
> > > you're suggesting and add a second header then, IMO, RM would
> > > require quite a big change to people's soap processor.  I think WS-
> > > Addr did a really good thing by keeping everything people need to
> > > know with a single structure - the EPR.  Even with the introduction
> > > of the anonymous URI (which could very easily have been introduced
> > > in a much less cleaner fashion), most of the SOAP processor doesn't
> > > really need to know what the specific value of the wsa:Address
> > > element is until it tries to actually send the message over the wire.
> > >  So, if we then switch over the MakeConnection use-case, I think RM
> > > did the right thing by using the same mechanism WS-Addr did - keep
> > > everything within a single EPR.  
> > > OK, but I think you may be conflating "a single EPR" with "the
> > > address element of a single EPR".
> > >
> > > This allows for most of the SOAP processor to be totally unaware of
> > > the actually transport mechanism until (or close to) the time the
> > > message is serialized on the wire.  If there were additional headers
> > > to carry this information then existing WS-Addr logic of mapping a
> > > wsa:ReplyTo over to a wsa:To + ref-p headers when constructing a
> > > response might need to also change.  There's also lots of other use-
> > > cases where the logic to handle the RM code isn't on the same
> > > machine doing this WS-Addr mapping so if its not aware of RM at all
> > > it wouldn't even know to include some special bit on the outgoing
> > > message (either in the message or in the soap processor's metadata
> > > about the message) to indicate that MakeConnection will be used.  
> > > Things are just a whole lot easier if everything is encapsulated in
> > > a single EPR, and more specifically in the wsa:Address field.  Which
> > > is exactly how WS-Addr anon works today.
> > > Hmm, back to the conflation. I can't see anything in the WS-Addr
> > > spec that prevents use of ref params, metadata or extensibility
> > > elements within an anon EPR.  Here, you want to use the special
> > > value of [address], and put an application-defined type/value in the
> > > rest of the EPR. That would fit your requirement to "keep it in
> the EPR".
> > >   I don't think loosening the wording makes thing indeterminate - it
> > > still requires a URI with the proper semantics, but it allows for
> > > the composition of other specifications that may defined their own.
> > > And, IMO, as long as they are consistent with WS-Addr's definition
> > > of anon, from a WS-Addr perspective, then how they choose to add
> > > additional semantics is up to them.
> > > I'm not convinced. I think you are layer-violating -- introducing
> > > precisely the problem that you are trying to avoid.  
> > >
> > > At the SOAP processing level this message is full of arcane headers
> > > of unknown meaning. At the WS-A processor level, these are
> > > commonplace headers with well-defined meanings, which may contain
> > > some arcane app ref params and extension elements of unknown meaning.
> > >
> > > [reply endpoint][address] = anon URI means: "send a response on the
> > > back-channel". At the last minute the WS-A processor whacks the
> > > arcana (ref-params, metadata and extensibility elements) into the
> > > header and whisks them off on the response. Receiving WS-A processor
> > > gives the arcana to the app, for which they are meaningful (for
> > > routing or correlation or whatever).
> > >
> > > This works because the WS-A receiver can look at well-known,
> > > expected endpoint [reply endpoint] and can find the well-known,
> > > expected anon URI -- and need think no further. Anon URI = use
> > back channel.
> > >
> > > If the URI is different (anon-URI?tum-ti-tum-ti-tum) then the WS-A
> > > processor has to assume that it's something special. In fact, it's
> > > going to try to address it as a "real address", surely? Only the RM
> > > layer knows that "?<string>" is irrelevant to back-channel choice.
> > >
> > > I can think of three ways of getting around this:
> > >
> > > 1) Amend WS-Addressing Core to say: the distinguished URI is "any
> > > URI which begins with the following distinguished string".
> > >
> > > 2) Amend WS-Addressing Core to say: the following distinguished
> > > metadata element or additional property means: whatever the content
> > > of [address], use the back-channel.
> > >
> > > 3) Put an extension element in the EPR that is routing data at
> theapp level.
> > >
> > > 1) & 2) involve amending WS-Addressing, which doesn't seem like a
> > great idea.
> > >
> > > 3) Involves no change to WS-Addressing.
> > >
> > > If the WSDL says: anon is required, then what is the value inserted
> > > on the wire for [reply endpoint][address]? If more definition is
> > > required to establish that, then we seem to be losing the low-level,
> > > generic capability WS-Addressing has defined. That's what I meant by
> > > indeterminacy.
> > >
> > >
> > >  In talking about this with Chris Ferris, he mentioned another
> > > alternative... instead of saying "MUST", perhaps the text related to
> > > the wsaw:Anon flag could simply say "SHOULD".  This clearly
> > > indicates that WS-Addr's anon URI is the URI of choice, but if there
> > > are good reasons for using some other one then the processor will
> > > allow those as well.
> > > Let me raise another point about the WSAW wording. It  talks about
> > > "response endpoints" in the plural. Will the required, etc apply to
> > > all endpoints which can be responded to, i.e. [from e], [reply e],
> > > [fault e], or is it specific to each? It seems to imply the former.
> > >
> > > If ths is so, then it precludes routing tricks like the following
> > > (which is practically useful):
> > >
> > > [from endpoint] is my address if you need to send me a second (e.g.
> > > repeated) response.
> > > [reply endpoint] = anon-URI, which is where to send your first
> > > response, which we hope gets through.
> > >
> > > This feature allows retrying protocols to maximize use of HTTP
> > > responses, but not be limited by them. I would like to be able to
> > > express this as a contractual statement: this endpoint may be anon,
> > > this one must not be: from/prohibited, reply/optional. I have a use
> > > case in a customer business protocol for exactly this behaviour. I
> > > think it's a useful optimization in other contexts.
> > >
> > > Yrs,
> > >
> > > Alastair
> > >
> > > thanks,
> > > -Doug
> > >
> >
> > >
> > > Alastair Green <alastair.green@choreology.com>
> > > Sent by: public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org
> > > 08/04/2006 06:59 AM
> > >
> > > To
> > >
> > > Doug Davis/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS
> > >
> > > cc
> > >
> > > public-ws-addressing@w3.org, ws-rx@lists.oasis-open.org
> > >
> > > Subject
> > >
> > > Re: Comment on WSDL spec: use of Anonymous Element
> > >
> > >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Doug,
> > >
> > > This is probably a dumb question, but aren't you trying to change the
> > > wrong spec?
> > >
> > > In RM you are using a single header property to indicate two things:
> > > "we're doing back-channel here, and it's part of a logical
> connection,
> > > identified thus".
> > >
> > > Why can't you separate the communication of these two semantics, by
> > > using two properties:
> > >
> > > 1) wsa:ReplyTo = anonymous URI
> > > 2) wsrm:MakeConnection = connection identity?
> > >
> > > 2) without 1) would be illegal.
> > >
> > > In your example posted on the WS-RX list, you state that [reply
> > > endpoint] is not set because MakeConnection is a "one-way
> message". But
> > > it's a message that usually/frequently expects a reply (at a WS-A
> > > level). Unlike many other applications, a WS-RM MC sender will
> tolerate
> > > an empty response (no SOAP in the HTTP body), but I don't think that
> > > stops one viewing this as a utilization of the request-reply pattern
> > > implied by use of reply-to.
> > >
> > > If you loosen the WSAW wording, then surely it becomes indeterminate.
> > > What does "required" imply on the wire, thereafter?
> > >
> > > Alastair
> > >
> > > Doug Davis wrote:
> > > >
> > > > To elaborate a little on Bob's note [1], in the WSA WSDL spec, when
> > > > talking about the various values for the Anonymous Element it lists:
> > > >
> > > > "optional": This value indicates that a response endpoint EPR in a
> > > > request message MAY contain an anonymous URI as an address.
> > > > "required":This value indicates that all response endpoint EPRs
> in a
> > > > request message MUST always use anonymous URI as an address.
> > > > If a response endpoint EPR does not contain the anonymous URI as an
> > > > address value, then a predefined InvalidAddressingHeader fault
> defined
> > > > in Web Services Addressing 1.0 - SOAP Binding [WS-Addressing SOAP
> > > > Binding] MUST be generated.
> > > > "prohibited":This value indicates that any response EPRs in a
> request
> > > > message MUST NOT use anonymous URI as an address.
> > > > If a response endpoint EPR contains the anonymous URI as an address
> > > > value, then a predefined InvalidAddressingHeader fault defined
> in Web
> > > > Services Addressing 1.0 - SOAP Binding [WS-Addressing SOAP Binding]
> > > > MUST be generated.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > The problem comes up when another spec defines their own version of
> > > > anonymous - like WS-RM does.  It defines an anon URI which acts
> almost
> > > > exactly like the WSA one in that it means "send it on the transport
> > > > specific back-channel".  However, if the wsaw:Anonymous element
> is set
> > > > to "required" then the above text would seem to imply that
> regardless
> > > > of whether or not the RM spec is supported by the endpoint, the
> client
> > > > can never send a wsa:ReplyTo with anything other than WSA's
> anonymous.
> > > >  So the above text precludes another spec from ever extending
> WSA to
> > > > define their own anon URI where from a WSA perspective its
> equivalent.
> > > >  If the text were loosened up a bit to not mention the WSA anon URI
> > > > specifically, but rather something more generic like: "... MUST
> always
> > > > use a URI implying the transport specific back-channel" then the
> use
> > > > of the wsaw:Anonymous element would not preclude other specs
> defining
> > > > their own anon URI and not violate the meaning of the
> wsaw:Anonymous.
> > > >
> > > > thanks
> > > > -Doug
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > [1]
> > > >
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ws-addressing/2006Aug/0009.html
> > >
> > > 

-- 

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