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RE: Message Patterns vs. MEP

From: Asir Vedamuthu <asir.vedamuthu@webmethods.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 04:20:16 -0700
Message-ID: <5B10E50E14A4594EB1B5566B69AD94072EEE9B@maileast>
To: "'Jeffrey Schlimmer'" <jeffsch@windows.microsoft.com>, Asir Vedamuthu <asir.vedamuthu@webmethods.com>, public-ws-desc-comments@w3.org

> If you find this issue subtle, you're in good 
> company. A task force 

Thank you and I am glad that a task force is looking into this. I'll follow
their proceedings.

Regards,

Asir

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Schlimmer [mailto:jeffsch@windows.microsoft.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 10:22 PM
To: Asir Vedamuthu; public-ws-desc-comments@w3.org
Subject: RE: Message Patterns vs. MEP


> From: public-ws-desc-comments-request@w3.org [mailto:public-ws-desc-
> comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Asir Vedamuthu
> 
> WSDL V1.2 [1] introduces the concept of message patterns. What are the
> differences between message patterns and message exchange patterns
(MEP)
> [2]
> introduced by SOAP 1.2 Recommendation?

WSDL 1.2 message patterns currently make fewer commitments than a SOAP
1.2 message >exchange< pattern. For instance, you may wish to compare
the following discussion of message >exchange< patterns

<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2003Jun/0223.html>

with the introductory text of WSDL 1.2 Part 2

<http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl12-patterns/#intro>

If you find this issue subtle, you're in good company. A task force
within the Web Service Description working group has been working to
clarify the issues.

<http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/wsdl12/meps-vs-iops/me
ps-vs-iops.htm>

> IIf they are the same, I am wondering why are they called as message
> patterns? 

We chose a different name because there were differences.

> And, am wondering if the WSDL working group will use the
> template
> [2] spelled out by SOAP 1.2 Recommendation for describing MEPs?

There is no intention to do so currently, but that may change pending
the investigation by the task force mentioned above.

> Regards,

Thanks for writing!

--Jeff
Received on Monday, 30 June 2003 07:21:09 GMT

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