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Re: Issue with soap-rpc:result

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 18:31:27 -0500
To: soap@zaks.demon.co.uk
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF33FF212B.7FDE15D5-ON85256B58.0081C21D@lotus.com>
FWIW, RPC in SOAP 1.1 technically depends on the data model that's 
provided by the encoding.  It models arguments as a struct [1], which is a 
concept that only exists in the encoding.  This approach was designed, in 
part, to leave the door open to other encodings that would also model 
structs, but as with so much in SOAP 1.1 the spec is quite broad in its 
language, and I think you can interpret it as either requiring the chapter 
5 encoding, or just requiring some encoding that models "structs". 

We surely need a less ambiguous presentation in SOAP 1.2.  Whether to 
allow completely unencoded (E.g. modeled by XML schema or with no schema, 
rather than being a graph with structs, etc.) I am less sure.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SOAP/#_Toc478383533

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