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RE: Requesting WSDL Files

From: Savas Parastatidis <Savas.Parastatidis@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 20:40:05 +0100
Message-ID: <37E80E80B681A24B8F768D607373CA80EFE8B6@largo.campus.ncl.ac.uk>
To: <Hao.He@thomson.com>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Dear Hao,


I will have to disagree with you for the reasons I suggested earlier.
The query string at the end of a URL is protocol depended. The simple
WS-MetadataExchange specification does not depend on the existence of a
particular transport protocol since it only requires SOAP.


Furthermore, since it's SOAP-based, you can utilise all those other WS
specifications. For example, with WS-Security you can transmit an X509
certificate or Kerberos token together with your GetWSDL request and
receive a WSDL document that is customised according to the
service-level agreement that you, as a consumer, have with that service.



Savas Parastatidis


From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Hao.He@thomson.com
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 1:25 AM
To: RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com; Savas.Parastatidis@newcastle.ac.uk;
Subject: RE: Requesting WSDL Files


I agree with Roger.  In fact, this is the practice we use as well.  It
is simple and effective. The way we do it is slightly different: one
attaches a view=wsdl parameter to the URI.   


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