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Re: SOAP Response pattern and our MEPs

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <jean-jacques.moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 15:47:15 +0100
Message-ID: <3E7B25F3.10404@crf.canon.fr>
To: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
CC: WS-Description WG <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

Sounds good. I suspect you also have in mind to map the SOAP 
Request-Response MEP to the WSDL request-response pattern?


Jacek Kopecky wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying here to start fulfilling my action item on relating the SOAP
> Response MEP with WSDL MEPs (I think this is what the MEP work has
> transformed my action item into.)
> "The SOAP Response MEP defines a pattern for the exchange of a non-SOAP
> message acting as a request followed by a SOAP message acting as a
> response. In the absence of failure in the underlying protocol, this MEP
> consists of exactly two messages, only one of which is a SOAP message." 
> [http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part2/#soapresmep]
> So at the first look, this MEP can be used by operations following the
> WSDL Request/Response (I think we agreed to add that MEP) pattern.
> Let's now look at the primary intended usage of this SOAP MEP - it's an
> HTTP GET request with a response containing a SOAP Envelope. From this
> point of view, there is only the target URI and the request message as
> such is empty. Therefore, in the cases where there are no parameters
> marshaled in the URI, the SOAP Response MEP could also be used by
> operations following the output-only WSDL MEP.
> I suggest that our SOAP binding support mapping request/response
> operations onto the SOAP Response MEP (probably using some way of
> marshaling the request message into the request URI for HTTP GET -
> I think the URI replacement algorithm should fit here); and I also
> suggest that our SOAP binding support mapping output-only operations
> onto the SOAP Response MEP, thus enriching the current capabilities of
> our SOAP binding. 8-)
> Best regards,
>                    Jacek Kopecky
>                    Senior Architect, Systinet Corporation
>                    http://www.systinet.com/
Received on Friday, 21 March 2003 09:47:34 UTC

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