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[Bug 6405] WS-MEX - add the ability for a client to specify the format of the returned data

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Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 23:28:01 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Geoff Bullen <geoffbu@microsoft.com>  2009-01-14 23:28:01 ---
>From MEX interop event...

Should there be a feature for requesters to query for a specific retrieval
(such as HTTP Get, SOAP Get or inline) mechanism?

Proposed Clarification:
Retrieval mechanisms are at the discretion of the provider. Depending on a
providerís infrastructure, the provider may offer one or more mechanisms. That
is, the provider may provide metadata resources over whatever protocols and
bindings that the provider supports. A metadata resource is just another
endpoint.

If a requester would like to use a particular mechanism for communicating with
a metadata resource, the requestor could use a discovery mechanism that would
help the requestor to discover endpoints that support a specific protocol or
binding. Such discovery mechanisms are outside the scope of the
WS-MetadataExchange specification.


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