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RE: Proposed resolution: issues 78, 16

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@idoox.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 22:20:13 +0200 (CEST)
To: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0108052210300.5689-100000@mail.idoox.com>
 Noah, the name of the attribute is just a suggestion, and you
are right that "call" or "procedure" (*) would be more
descriptive. On the other hand if we decide that "start"
attribute is usable and suitable for other things and that it
should go into the core SOAP, RPC could as well reuse this
attribute for marking the RPC element instead of introducing its
own version.

(*) It seems we are moving from "methods" to "procedures" and
from "objects" to "services" for RPC doesn't know objects and the
term "method" is usually used with objects. Otherwise the spec
would inadvertedly imply that it covers object instances and
references and all that. See issue #42 and its proposed
resolution that should soon be sent to the list.

                            Jacek Kopecky


On Fri, 3 Aug 2001 Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com wrote:

 > Jacek writes:
 > >>  RPC needs to point to the RPC element while
 > >> an encoding wants to mark serialization
 > >> root(s).
 > +1.  This is exactly the right distinction between the two. Again, I'm
 > still not 100 percent sure I'm ready to endorse any particular approach,
 > but I think the distinction in the potential needs is just right.   For
 > better or worse, the chapter 5 encoding provides a graph data model.  One
 > of its uses is for RPC, but there are other potential uses.  The root
 > attribute distinguishes certain nodes in the graphs.  Chapter 7 provides
 > for remote procedure call:  the proposed START tag marks the element that
 > identifies the service to be called, I think.  I wonder whether something
 > like METHOD= or CALL= might be more suggestive than START?  I'm not sure
 > we are really starting anything, so much as distinguishing the element
 > that identifies the call to be attempted.
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