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RE: What WSDL defines - the diagram!

From: Savas Parastatidis <Savas.Parastatidis@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 19:42:44 -0000
Message-ID: <BC28A9E979C56C44BCBC2DED313A447002358D48@bond.ncl.ac.uk>
To: "Anne Thomas Manes" <anne@manes.net>
Cc: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
My +1 to Anne's +1 comes with annotations to the original diagram :-)
(Apologies to Paul for the modifications to his diagram)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anne Thomas Manes [mailto:anne@manes.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 6:34 PM
> To: Mark Baker; paul.downey@bt.com
> Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org
> Subject: Re: What WSDL defines - the diagram!
> 
> 
> +1.
> 
> WSDL explicitly does not define client or service behaviour. It
describes
> syntax of messages and protocols used to exchange those messages.
> 
> Anne
> 
> 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.
> >--
> >Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
> 




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