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Re: proposed wording to address attributes

From: christopher ferris <chris.ferris@east.sun.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 10:11:05 -0400
Message-ID: <3B695F79.3667D37C@east.Sun.COM>
To: Herve Ruellan <ruellan@crf.canon.fr>
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Herve,

Yes, thanks for the feedback. I was struggling with that
very aspect myself. 

Cheers,

Chris
Herve Ruellan wrote:
> 
> christopher ferris wrote:
> 
> > ...
> 
> >
> > A SOAP message MUST NOT impose any XML schema processing (assessment and
> > validation) requirement on the part of any receiving SOAP node.
> > Therefore, SOAP REQUIRES that all Attribute Information Items, whether
> > specified in this specification or whether they belong to a foreign
> > namespace be carried in the serialized SOAP envelope.
> >
> 
>  > ...
> 
> Chris,
> 
> I'm a bit unconfortable with your second sentence. It may induce that
> you must put in your SOAP message every Attribute Information Items you
> know about, whether your need them or not.
> 
> For this reason I would make the difference between two cases when
> defining an Attribute Information Item (in the SOAP spec or outside):
> 
> 1. The Attribute Information Item is not present.
> This absence has a meaning for the receiver and this meaning may be the
> same as if the Attribute Information Item was present with a particular
> value.
> 
> 2. The Attribute Information Item is present.
> In this case, the meaning of this Attribute Information Item depends on
> its value.
> 
> For example, the absence of the mustUnderstand attribute has the same
> 
> meaning as its presence with the false value.
> 
> But if I define a encryptionMode attribute, the absence of this attribute
> 
> means that the SOAP message is not encrypted whereas its presence means
> 
> that the SOAP message is encrypted and gives the type of encryption used.
> 
> Hervé.
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