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RE: Who knows what from where?

From: Doug Davis <dug@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 15:59:27 -0400
To: "Rogers, Tony" <Tony.Rogers@ca.com>
Cc: "David Hull" <dmh@tibco.com>, Francisco Curbera <curbera@us.ibm.com>, public-ws-addressing@w3.org, public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org
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I must have been misunderstood - clearly an impl that wants to use the 
RManonURI needs to know about the RM spec.  :-)
-Doug




"Rogers, Tony" <Tony.Rogers@ca.com> 
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The part that worries me about this was Doug's recent suggestion that the 
RM URI was supposed to be "understood" (for some value of "understood") by 
non-RM-aware participants. I have no difficulty with those who are 
RM-aware, because they are expected to understand. I do not, however, 
understand how something that is not aware of RM can "understand" the URI.
 
Tony Rogers
CA, Inc
Senior Architect, Development
tony.rogers@ca.com
co-chair UDDI TC at OASIS
co-chair WS-Desc WG at W3C

From: public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org on behalf of Francisco Curbera
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I don't think every spec that uses the (or a) backchannel needs to define 
it, or even use the word itself. As long as WS-A is clear about what 
'backchannel' means for the protocols at hand, and the binding of WS-A to 
each new protocol with backchannel capabilities defines it as well, 
clients are ok. Again, clients don't go fishing for random URLs, so they 
don't need to check them for "backchannel-ness". Instead, clients decide 
to support a set of specs (WS-A, RM, etc.) that define policy assertions 
and URLs among many other things. A client is supposed to understand what 
those definitions mean, otherwise it should not use them. 

Paco 



David Hull <dmh@tibco.com> 
10/24/2006 10:51 AM 


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Francisco Curbera wrote: 

Supposedly, if the client knows about RM it also knows about the RM anon 
URI as well and what it implies wrt the use of the backchannel, so I 
really don't see the difference. 
The RM anon URI is defined explicitly in the RM spec.  The term 
"backchannel" doesn't appear to be defined anywhere.  Leaving the client 
to make an inference with respect to an undefined term seems risky, to say 
the least.  I think Marc got it right in saying that the RM spec would 
have to provide the definition.

Compare: 
RM says what "http://...wsrm/anonymous?id=...1" means. 
The policy assertions say I can put that in my response endpoint.
with 
RM says what "http://...wsrm/anonymous?id=...1" means. 
The policy assertions say the server can send responses on the backchannel 

RM says, e.g., that in the context of RM, backchannel means regular anon 
or RM anon
In the third bullet, we're basically composing two specs (WSA and RM) that 
have a notion of backchannel.  I wonder how this would scale to composing 
another spec that also had such a notion.

It seems better to worry about whether something is defined and allowed 
than whether it constitutes a "backchannel".



Paco 


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Pursuant to CR33:

If I'm a client and I know about WS-RM, and the server says "I support
WS-RM and you can use 'http://.../RMAnon.*' in a response endpoint",
then I know immediately that I can use this facility.  If the server
says "I support WS-RM and I can send responses on the backchannel", then
I need to know, from somewhere, that "backchannel" in this case is
referring to the special WS-RM URI family.

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