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Requirement: Define Equivalence of WSDL Definitions

From: Arthur Ryman <arthur-ryman@rogers.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 20:19:46 -0400 (EDT)
To: "W3C WS-Description" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <PDEKILAPLDOLOFNADIFLIEDLCAAA.arthur-ryman@rogers.com>

The WSDL specification should define what it means for two definitions of a
of a service description to be equivalent. The notion of equivalence must be
for each definable element, e.g. service, binding, port, etc. For example,
if two
definitions of a portType only differ in the order that the operations are
listed in the
document, then they are equivalent.

This requirement is important since in some usage scenarios a WSDL document
may undergo transformations, e.g. storage and retrieval in a UDDI registry.
transformations must result in a transformed document that is equivalent to
original document.

The defined notion of equivalence should be used as the basis for digital
in the sense that two equivalent documents must be assigned the same digital

-- Arthur Ryman
Received on Saturday, 20 July 2002 10:32:30 UTC

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