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Issue 217: Syntax for multiple styles

From: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 13:46:30 -0700
Message-Id: <15C3D0F8-BA56-11D8-BFB5-000A95BD86C0@bea.com>
To: www-ws-desc@w3.org

in his proposal for this issue [1], Jonathan suggests that it has  
already been addressed by issue 98 [2].

The resolution to 98 does address the bulk of the concern I had here.

However, from a stylistic standpoint (no pun intended), I would prefer  
that such things be flagged with separate attributes, e.g., instead of
   <operation style="http://some/uri/that/says/this/is/RPC  
something like
   <operation foo:rpc="1" bar:webMethod="PUT">
seems preferable. However, this isn't critically important, and if the  
WG prefers a URI, so be it.

I would note that the resolution to issue 98 hasn't yet been  
incorporated into the draft (apologies if this is known to the editors;  
just want to make sure it doesn't get lost).


P.S. Stepping back for a moment, I notice something curious in relation  
to issue 221, regarding QNames vs. URIs. WSDL has chosen to use QNames  
as the primary means of identifying components (for which many use  
cases include references from outside the document), while choosing  
URIs to identify operation styles, a mechanism with a purely local  

It seems to me that this is backwards; URIs are more useful for things  
that might be referenced on the greater Web, whilst QNames are safer  
and more useful in a specialised, controlled contexts.

But that's a discussion for another thread, perhaps.

Mark Nottingham   Principal Technologist
Office of the CTO   BEA Systems
Received on Wednesday, 9 June 2004 16:47:02 UTC

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