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Re: retaining the {addressing} property?

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 08:51:56 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <1537.>
To: "Rogers, Tony" <Tony.Rogers@ca.com>
Cc: public-ws-addressing@w3.org, david.illsley@uk.ibm.com

Rogers, Tony said:
> We are removing the UsingAddressing WSDL marker. I naively assumed that
> meant removing the entire section 3.1. Upon more detailed study, I am
> fairly sure that that is NOT the case.
> Do we intend to retain the {addressing} property which 3.1.1 introduced as
> an extension to the WSDL 2.0 component model? I suspect that we need to do
> so.

I would say that we don't retain it, since the policy assertions are
accessible through the {policy} property defined by the WS-Policy
attachment specification. Of course, we could always define our policy
assertions to affect the WSDL Component Model if it is part of the policy
alternative in effect, but this is not a current practice as far as I
know. I can see advantages for implementing it that way though.

> Do we also retain Table 3-1 showing the effect of the {addressing}
> property?

Yes, except that it should be recast to show the effect of the policy
assertions, if the policy assertion is part of the policy alternative in

> So I think we should have 3.1 specifying the policy assertions, and their
> effect on the {addressing} property, then 3.2 specifying the SOAP module,
> and its effect on the {addressing} property, then 3.3 describing the
> {addressing} property and the presence/absence of MAPs in the message.

I forgot about the SOAP module definition. We avoided the nightmare of the
combination of UsingAddressing and Addressing policy assertion but we
still have it with the SOAP module... I didn't see much support for this
in the past so my opinion is that it should be remove unless someone can
come up with a good story of how it combines with the policy alternatives.

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