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Re: Proposed resolution: issues 78, 16

From: Paul Denning <pauld@mitre.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 16:22:03 -0400
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To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
I propose that the "root" attribute be made a global attribute and the text 
describing it me moved to a new subsection under 4.1 (e.g., 4.1.3).  (4.1.1 
is encodingStyle, and 4.1.2 is versioning model).

This would allow the "root" concept to be used even when section 5 
encodingStyle is not used.  It could be used for serialization roots inside 
the SOAP header and/or body.

I also like the "start" attribute for either/both header and body 
elements.  I don't think an rpc namespace is needed for this.

I just noticed there is no section 4.1, so perhaps we need to add a section 
4.1 titled "Global Attributes".  Since "actor" (4.2.2) and "mustUnderstand" 
(4.2.3) are also global attributes, perhaps they should be moved under the 
proposed section 4.1.  That would create something like this:
4.1 Global Attributes and Versioning
4.1.1 encodingStyle
4.1.2 Versioning Model
4.1.3 actor
4.1.4 mustUnderstand
4.1.5 start
4.1.6 root


At 06:04 PM 2001-07-30, David Fallside wrote:
>1.) It makes it possible to know which element in the Body is the RPC
>element without having to parse the entire Body first. [This was a
>disadvantage of using the "root" attribute from Section 5.6.]
>2.) It can be used with any encoding.
>3.) It does not interfere with other RPC conventions currently in use,
>since the "start" attribute would be defined only in the new "rpc"
>One problem with this solution is that it does not address the problem of
>determining "serialization roots" inside the SOAP Header.
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