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RE: Minority objection to requiring unique GEDs or required feature to distinguish operations

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 19:14:01 +0100
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To: <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

Mark wrote:
>> what about the example where "GuestOperation" and "GoldPayingOperation"
>> both accept the same message, but the response is different after i've
>> phoned the service provider and supplied my credit card number.

> That would be ambiguous since the client wouldn't know which operation
> was used.  It may turn out that this is desirable, but that would just
> be coincidental.  There are architecturally superior (aka non-ambiguous)
> ways to do what you want, such as breaking it up into two services and
> using a single common operation (aka polymorphic dispatch).

it's not ambiguous if the client also knows i've paid my bill ..
- please note i'm trying to represent other people's POV here.

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