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Re: "Bulk load" get/set

From: Roberto Chinnici <Roberto.Chinnici@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 11:09:53 -0700
To: Jim Webber <jim.webber@arjuna.com>
Cc: "'Bijan Parsia'" <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>, "'Tom Jordahl'" <tomj@macromedia.com>, www-ws-desc@w3.org
Message-id: <3F79C6F1.50302@sun.com>

Jim Webber wrote:
> Bijan: 
> 
> 
>>I find myself agreeing with Tom (in spite of his liking of 
>>*Underworld* 
>>:)), but then, I've been easily swayed on this topic. I wonder if the 
>>folks who find "operation" too suggestive of objectness find 
>>attributes 
>>similarly misleading.
> 
> 
> I have always disliked attributes since they do not fit into my "services
> are entities which exchnage messages" view of the world. In fact I like
> attributes farless than I like operation, since at least operation is just a
> label for an exchange of messages, whereas attributes introduce something
> which fundamentally does not fit here.

Hence the proposal to have attributes be simply a pair of operations
which happen to be correlated in a particular way. A special syntactic
form for them would then be justified uniquely on the basis of the
interest in using this construct expressed by various (sub-)communities. 
No other properties of "attributes" would be implied by WSDL, although
other specs would evidently be free to build on what WSDL provides.

Roberto

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Roberto Chinnici
Java Web Services
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
roberto.chinnici@sun.com
Received on Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:08:29 GMT

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