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Re: Issue 195: slightly updated simple proposal

From: Pete Hendry <peter.hendry@capeclear.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 10:45:36 +1200
Message-ID: <3CBCA990.7070802@capeclear.com>
To: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Can't argue with this one :-) Sounds good.

Jacek Kopecky wrote:

> Hi all, 8-)
> this is the first part of my former proposal [1], updated a 
>little and standing on its own so it's not so confusing.
> In short, the update removes the mandatory presence or absence
>of the return value in the struct representation, it adds a note
>about the array representation, and it does some rephrasing in
>places.
> The proposal:
>
> It needs to be clarified that in the array representation of RPC
>result the return value is not named rpc:result (because as we
>cannot specify positions in structs, we cannot specify names in
>arrays). Therefore I propose the fifth bullet to be changed to:
>
> * The response is viewed as a single struct or array containing
>an outbound edge for the return value and each [out] or [in/out]
>parameter. If the response is an array, the return value edge
>MUST be the first edge in the array.
>
> And the sixth bullet in the RPC Body section - 4.1 [1] - should
>be split into:
>
> * Each outbound edge has a label corresponding to the name of
>the parameter (see A Mapping Application Defined Name to XML
>Name) or a position corresponding to the position of the
>parameter. 
>
> * In the struct representation of the response, the label of the
>return value outbound edge is "result" and it is
>namespace-qualified with the namespace name
>"http://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-rpc".
>
> * In the array representation of the response, the return value
>outbound edge is the first member of the array if the return
>value of the procedure is non-void. If the return value of the
>procedure is void, the first edge is the first [out] or [in/out]
>parameter.
> Note: in case the application designers only know the format of
>the messages, they are free to choose to treat the first out
>parameter as a return value or as the first out parameter.
>
> The note should probably go somewhere else than in the bullet, 
>but I don't know where, really.
>
>                   Jacek Kopecky
>
>                   Senior Architect, Systinet (formerly Idoox)
>                   http://www.systinet.com/
>
>
>
>[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2002Apr/0113.html
>
>
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