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RE: wsdli:wsdlLocation WSDL-version independent

From: Yalcinalp, Umit <umit.yalcinalp@sap.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 21:17:11 +0100
Message-ID: <99CA63DD941EDC4EBA897048D9B0061D0F676D73@uspalx20a.pal.sap.corp>
To: "Jonathan Marsh" <jmarsh@microsoft.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

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>From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org] 
>Sent: Friday, Dec 17, 2004 12:02 PM
>To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
>Subject: wsdli:wsdlLocation WSDL-version independent
>The WS-Addressing WG defines a structure representing an EndPoint
>Reference (EPR).  Part of that structure are optional Service and
>Endpoint QNames.  To resolve those QNames to a particular WSDL 
>(when the
>client does not already have it), a link to the WSDL is useful.
>The WS-Addressing WG wants to make use of wsdli:wsdlLocation to provide
>some locations where an appropriate WSDL might be found [1].  The
>definition of wsdlLocation [2] does not appear to specifically limit
>it's use to WSDL 2.0 documents - it just says "WSDL 
>documents".  This is
>precisely what WS-A wants - to be able to put WSDL 1.1 locations, WSDL
>2.0 locations, or possibly a combination of both 1.1 and 2.0 locations
>in the single attribute.  It's not clear whether this was foreseen and
>blessed by the WSDL WG though.

IMO, since we are using a different namespace for wsdlLocation
independent of the WSDL 2.0 namespace, technically, we are not
suggesting that the referred documents by wsdlLocation are restricted to
WSDL 2.0 documents anyway. Therefore, the current reading of the spec,
as you indicate, does not prohibit WSDL 1.1 use. 

Although it may not be foreseen, it is a good thing. :-)

>Would the WG object to WS-Addressing suggesting authors use
>wsdli:wsdlLocation in this manner?  If so would it be helpful to make
>this explicit in the draft?

I am not sure what we need to change in the spec as it is not
prohibitive. It would be awkward to refer to WSDL 1.1 explicitly, but
perhaps we could say something like: 

"...the second a hint as to the location of a WSDL document defining
WSDL components for that namespace name, irrespective of the WSDL
document's version". 


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