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Re: Spec draft

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 09:42:16 +0200
Message-ID: <3DA28C58.9040001@crf.canon.fr>
To: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
CC: "'Damodaran Suresh'" <Suresh_Damodaran@stercomm.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

I think the implication of the current text:

    "The SOAP RPC Representation employs the
     6.2 SOAP Request-Response Message Exchange Pattern and
     6.3 SOAP Response Message Exchange Pattern. Use of
     the SOAP RPC Representation with other MEPs MAY be possible,
     but is beyond the scope of this specification."

is that RPC in SOAP 1.2 *as described by the spec* is essentially 
synchronous -because of the synchronous nature of the Req-Resp 
and SOAP-Resp MEPs. The extension of the spec to other, 
asynchronous MEPs, is left as an exercise to the reader.

Jean-Jacques.

Ugo Corda wrote:
> As far as I can see, SOAP and WSDL focus only on the type of operation 
> signature associated with the RPC style (see for example WSDL 1.2, 
> section 2.5), and don't say anything to the effect that the RPC style 
> should be synchronous. If you see any implication to that in any of 
> those specs, please point it out to me.
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