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Re: Semantics of wsdl:import

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 11:54:42 +0100
To: Ramkumar Menon <ramkumar.menon@gmail.com>
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org
Message-Id: <1139914482.3938.6.camel@localhost>

Hi Menon,

AFAIK, XML Schemata are intended to be imported in WSDL using xs:import
element within wsdl:types. In general, any extension (incl. XML Schema)
that would like to import some external documents must provide its own
import element (in the absence of a working general standard like

So wsdl:import only imports WSDL documents. This makes it possible for
the processor to assume that what is being imported is WSDL, and in case
that import is not used (for example only one interface is used that
doesn't reuse anything from the imported WSDL; ignoring other interfaces
in the importing WSDL), it needn't even be resolved.

Hope this helps,


On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 13:35 +0530, Ramkumar Menon wrote:
> Should the specification also talk in detail on the semantics of
> importing documents into the WSDL that are not WSDL descriptions
> themselves -lets say an XSD ?
> -menon
> --
> Shift to the left, shift to the right!
> Pop up, push down, byte, byte, byte!
> -Ramkumar Menon
>  A typical Macroprocessor
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