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Re: Issue 64 resolution: HTTP operations as WSDL operation names

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 12:58:20 -0400
To: Amelia A Lewis <alewis@tibco.com>
Cc: paul.downey@bt.com, www-ws-desc@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040422165820.GX3347@markbaker.ca>

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 11:34:44AM -0400, Amelia A Lewis wrote:
> So, what, exactly, is the goal of publishing a WSDL interface documenting
> HTTP verbs?  I don't understand what's to be achieved.  I don't understand
> what validation can be applied when someone uses it.  I don't understand
> how it applies to any binding other than HTTP as practiced by the High
> Priesthood of the First Orthodoxy of RESTifarianism, or how it can be
> useful to them without some policing against heterodoxy.

FWIW, it won't be useful to me, nor, I expect, other Web developers.
But that isn't really the point, since issue 64 is about the problem
of WSDL not supporting the description of services whose operations are
defined by the underlying protocol.  This proposal makes it clear that
if you want to do that, you have to raise those operations to the
interface level.  As mentioned, I think that's suboptimal, and would
have preferred the ability to make wsdl:operations "documentation",
but it does address my issue.

Perhaps there are other issues lurking nearby though.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Received on Thursday, 22 April 2004 12:59:33 UTC

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