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Re: What WSDL defines - the diagram!

From: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 13:34:04 -0500
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To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, paul.downey@bt.com
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org


WSDL explicitly does not define client or service behaviour. It describes 
syntax of messages and protocols used to exchange those messages.


At 10:41 AM 11/4/2003, Mark Baker wrote:

>Cool, thanks for tackling that at the f2f.
>But I disagree with the diagram.  As it was explained to me, a WSDL 2.0
>document could be said to "describe the syntax" of client and service
>("schema in, schema out"), rather than "define the behaviour", which
>would require defining what in/out means in relation to any requested
>semantics (aka the protocol).
>WSDL 1.1 describes the protocol in that it suggests that a successful
>response to a message means that the requested operation in the message
>was successfully invoked.  WSDL 2.0 is ambiguous.
>Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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