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Re: Web Service Object Support

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 10:19:13 +0200
Message-ID: <3DA14381.3060709@crf.canon.fr>
To: "Cutler Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@ChevronTexaco.com>
CC: www-ws-arch@w3.org

Roger,

Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) wrote:
> I think that WSDL does not explicitly expose objects on the web.

Nor does SOAP. Some believe XML documents are sufficient.

 > One could imagine a web service protocol

I'm confused. AFAIK, WSDL is not a protocol. Do you mean SOAP?

> (which might be part of a web 
> services architecture??) that does this, but WSDL is not it.  There is 
> nothing in WSDL, for example, that explicitly or even implicitly 
> supports "Dog and Cat interfaces implement the Animal interface".

This is currently being debated within the WSD WG. A first 
proposal is available at [1].

> Moreover, WSDL does not explicitly support recognizing the following 
> three calls and sending them to different methods appropriately:
> 
> Foo(int)
> Foo(int, int)
> Foo(float)

The WSD WG has decided to not allow method overloading in WSDL 1.2.

I hope this helps,

Jean-Jacques.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-desc/2002Oct/0000.html
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