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Re: counterproposal on issue #144

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 11:18:42 +0100 (CET)
To: Alan Kent <ajk@mds.rmit.edu.au>
cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0111211116360.13654-100000@mail.idoox.com>
Alan, just a minor point below.

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Senior Architect, Systinet (formerly Idoox)
                   http://www.systinet.com/



On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Alan Kent wrote:

 > >  In WASP, we deserialize an array (any array) into Java array
 > > (putting nulls in the untransmitted positions) or our custom type
 > > representing a sparse array. Which is used depends on what the
 > > application expects and has in its interface.
 >
 > Sounds completely reasonable - however it means that you have
 > lost semantics from the SOAP packet so an application cannot
 > tell the difference between a null value that has been sent
 > and an omitted value.

Yes, that's for application that don't need to know the
difference. Where they do need the difference, they use the
custom sparse array type.

 > ps: Ok, I have finally managed to brainwash one other person, now just
 > the rest of the list! :-) :-) :-)

Yes, Master. 8-)
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2001 05:18:44 GMT

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