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RE: Proposed Primer Text to Show Fault Reuse and Fault Codes

From: Liu, Kevin <kevin.liu@sap.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:05:21 +0100
Message-ID: <99CA63DD941EDC4EBA897048D9B0061D0B1C16AB@uspalx20a.pal.sap.corp>
To: "Arthur Ryman" <ryman@ca.ibm.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Hi Arthur,
Thanks for the contribution. I will incorporate your text to the primer.

Best Regards,



From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org] 
Sent: Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 07:30 AM
To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
Subject: Proposed Primer Text to Show Fault Reuse and Fault Codes

In fulfillment of my Action item dated 2005-01-20 - 

The following text should be added to the Primer, section 5.1.1 Binding

"Faults are very similar to messages and can be viewed as a special kind
of message. Both faults and messages may carry a payload that is
normally described by an element declaration. However, WSDL treats
faults and messages slighly differently. The messages of an operation
directly refer to their element declaration, however the faults of an
operation indirectly refer to their element declaration via a fault
element that is defined on the interface. 

The reason for defining faults at the interface level is to allow their
reuse accross multiple operations. This design is especially beneficial
when bindings are defined since in bindings like SOAP there is
additional information that is associated with faults. In the case of
SOAP, faults have codes and subcodes in addition to a payload. By
defining faults at the interface level, common codes and subcodes can be
associated with them, thereby ensuring consistency accross all
operations that use the faults." 

There is the start of an example in section 5.2, Example 5-1. This
should illustrate the use of SOAP fault codes. 

Arthur Ryman,
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