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Re: WSDL1.1: Minor change request proposal: mandatory attribute name in the definitions element.

From: Arthur Ryman <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 10:28:26 -0400
To: "Francis ANDRE" <francis.andre@easynet.fr>
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org, www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
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Francis,

The name attribute was dropped because it doesn't add much. You can refer 
to the WSDL document by its URL or its namespace. In WSDL 2.0 you can also 
refer to any component by a URI (see appendix A and C). The 
<definitions>/<description> elements are collections, and might describe 
many Web services. Using the component URI gives you more precision about 
what you are referring to.

Arthur Ryman,
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"Francis ANDRE" <francis.andre@easynet.fr> 
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05/16/2005 05:23 AM
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WSDL1.1: Minor  change request proposal: mandatory attribute name in the 
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Hi

In the current WSDL 1.1 specification,
http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl , the attribute "name" of the
element <definitions> is optional.

When there are more than one webservices specified by many wsdl files
supported by a single webserver, it could be useful to have a way to
distinguish them. The name attribute seems to be at the right level for 
this
separation. That is why, I am proposing to change the attribute "name" 
from
optional to mandatory.

This change request could be also proposed for WSDL 2.0 with the
 reinstantiation of the "name" attribute which has diseappeared in 2.0


Regards

Francis ANDRE
Received on Monday, 16 May 2005 14:49:46 GMT

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