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Re: HTTP binding options

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 22:31:58 +0600
Message-ID: <08e001c3a7a8$2d80b5a0$ebc16720@lankabook2>
To: "Philippe Le Hegaret" <plh@w3.org>
Cc: "Web Services Description" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

"Philippe Le Hegaret" <plh@w3.org> writes:
> > The problem with doing (5) is that it bleeds the value of @style to
> > bindings. I think that's pretty bad.
> 
> Not at all. (5) requires the use of @style in the interface, but does
> not move it or redefine it in the bindings.

However, (5) does require different binding rules for @style=rpc
vs not. That's what I meant by @style bleeding into the bindings.

> My concern here has nothing to do with REST, but with HTTP. We should
> take advantage of its functionalities.

Fair enough. However, in general one could then argue that you should
be able to use XPath (for example) to look inside the input message
and form the URL. Again, its all a matter of how far we want to 
go and where we believe 80-20 lies. 

Sanjiva.
Received on Monday, 10 November 2003 11:30:14 GMT

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