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RE: Issue: should WSDL be able to describe an operation with *anything* in the message?

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 11:15:39 -0800
Message-ID: <32D5845A745BFB429CBDBADA57CD41AF056510FC@ussjex01.amer.bea.com>
To: "Jacek Kopecky" <jacek.kopecky@systinet.com>, "WS-Description WG" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

I think this is a good use case and is in scope for wsdl 2.0.

Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Jacek Kopecky
> Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 6:51 AM
> To: WS-Description WG
> Subject: Issue: should WSDL be able to describe an operation with
> *anything* in the message?
> 
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I stumbled upon a scenario the other day where I'd like to be able to
> describe an endpoint with a single logical operation ("accept" or
> "notify" or something) that can accept any SOAP message. 
> Somebody wanted
> a WSDL for this endpoint and I found out that WSDL 1.1 with a single
> message part of the type xs:anyType is not supported in 
> doc/lit, and in
> fact in 
> WSDL 2 such a thing cannot be accomplished at all because 
> every message
> has exactly one XML element and the SOAP binding puts precisely that
> element as a child of soap:Body.
> 
> Should WSDL be able to describe such an endpoint? I think so 
> because it
> is common in various message sink situations - a router, a topic,
> generic notification sink etc.
> 
> I can see a simple solution that would state that if a GED is not
> specified for a message, it can be everything. There are other
> alternative solutions, but this seems the simplest and least bad.
> 
> Sorry about bringing this up so late,
> 
>                    Jacek Kopecky
> 
>                    Systinet Corporation
>                    http://www.systinet.com/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 18 February 2004 14:15:43 UTC

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