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New Issue: Strengthen guidance on protocol-specifc fault action values

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 12:53:58 -0800
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Our spec allows a SOAP module or extension (e.g. reliability, security,
transactions) to define a fault action specific to that module.  The
WS-Addressing spec itself defines its own custom fault action, and
recommends one for SOAP-level faults:

 

The [action] property below designates WS-Addressing fault messages:

http://www.w3.org/@@@@/@@/addressing/fault

SOAP modules and extensions MAY define custom [action] values for the
faults they describe or MAY designate use of the following [action]
value instead:

http://www.w3.org/@@@@/@@/addressing/soap/fault

The above [action] value SHOULD be used for generic SOAP faults
including version mismatch, must understand, and data encoding unknown.

 

We are learning that it is indeed good practice for each SOAP module or
extension to define its own fault action IRIs.  This helps with
dispatch, logging, reporting, and recovery from faults.  We'd like to
see the SOAP Binding spec encourage other specs to follow the good
practice WS-A defines by strengthening the guidance to protocol authors
about defining fault actions specific to their protocol.

 

Proposal - change the above text as follows:

 

SOAP modules and extensions SHOULD define custom [action] values for the
faults they describe but MAY designate use of the following [action]
value instead:

 

 

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