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RE: first class support for flow/correlation/reply-with header co ncept?

From: Williams, Stuart <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 15:20:57 -0000
Message-ID: <5E13A1874524D411A876006008CD059F192245@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: "'Sanjiva Weerawarana'" <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org

The current abstract model draft [1] models the service provided by XMLP as
supporing both a one-way operation and a two-way request response operation.
The implication of the latter is very much the correlation of the 'request'
and 'response' messages from a single operation that you seem to asking for.
The mechanism that provides such correlation within the protocol remains a
matter of design. The model does not model more conversational/session
oriented exchanges. We would have to do more work to abstract longer running
exchanges or conversations that have a free-er message exchange pattern. 

[1] is a work in progress, so does not represent a concensus point amongst
the members of the WG.


Stuart Williams

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sanjiva Weerawarana [mailto:sanjiva@watson.ibm.com]
> Sent: 20 February 2001 12:13
> To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject: first class support for flow/correlation/reply-with header
> concept?
> IMO it would be useful if XMLP were to support some first 
> class notion of
> flow ID (or correlation ID) as a header. Another way would be 
> to have the
> ability to tag a header as some kind of "reply-with". 
> This would allow one to use XMLP to invoke session-oriented 
> services even
> when carried over non-session-oriented protocols.
> Is there any intent to support this capability (or an equivalent)?
> Thanks,
> Sanjiva.
Received on Tuesday, 20 February 2001 10:21:11 UTC

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