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Re: wsdl:types and arrays

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 01:50:56 -0500
Message-ID: <02b301c29c2a$aac3e6c0$ac00a8c0@lankabook2>
To: "Martin Gudgin" <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

WSDL 1.1 had some text to provide a "standard" way to describe
arrays. How should we (or should we not) move that forward? This
is an issue because XSD doesn't support arrays and they are a
relatively normal concept in many settings.

Sanjiva.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin Gudgin" <mgudgin@microsoft.com>
To: <mats_henricson@yahoo.com>; <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 2:26 PM
Subject: RE: wsdl:types and arrays


> 
> Hi Matt,
> 
> Can you point me to the language in the WSDL 1.2 spec that leads you to
> believe that you can't use maxOccurs on an element declaration in WSDL?
> AFAIR that it was NOT the WGs intention to have such a limitation.
> 
> I'll take info on 1.1 aswell but we're not revving that document.
> 
> Cheers 
> 
> Gudge
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mats Henricson [mailto:mats_henricson@yahoo.com] 
> > Sent: 29 November 2002 23:21
> > To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
> > Subject: wsdl:types and arrays
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Hi, all!
> > 
> > I was pretty enthusiastic about using web services, SOAP
> > and WSDL, until I realized the severe XSD limitation in WSDL.
> > I have a 4 page long XSD, and a 200 kB long hand-written XML 
> > document that follows that XSD. According to the WSDL 1.1 and 
> > 1.2 I can't use this XSD construct:
> > 
> >   <xsd:element ... maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
> > 
> > I just barely can believe this limitation really exists!
> > I would have to do heavy changes of my large XML document
> > just to be able to use SOAP?!
> > 
> > Pretty much every single XSD tutorial out there suggests
> > the use of maxOccurs="unbounded".
> > 
> > Is it really true that it can't be used in WSDL, or have I 
> > totally misunderstood? If that limitation really exists, why 
> > don't you remove it in this new upcoming version of WSDL?
> > 
> > Worried greetings from
> > 
> > Mats Henricson
> > 
> > 
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Received on Thursday, 5 December 2002 01:53:23 GMT

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