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Re: SOAP Encoding: Default values

From: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 10:59:18 +0000
Message-ID: <3C70DE86.4010002@sun.com>
To: Martin Gudgin <marting@develop.com>
CC: XML Protocol Discussion <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
I think its trying to say: An omitted accessor is equivalent to an 
included accessor with an xsi:nil attribute. The interpretation is 
application dependent.

Typical interpretation would be to substitue NULL or some application 
dependent default value.


Martin Gudgin wrote:

> Section 3.6[1] of Part 2[2] states;
> 'An omitted accessor element implies either a default value or that no value
> is known. The specifics depend on the accessor, method, and its context. For
> example, an omitted accessor typically implies a Null value for polymorphic
> accessors (with the exact meaning of Null accessor-dependent). Likewise, an
> omitted Boolean accessor typically implies either a False value or that no
> value is known, and an omitted numeric accessor typically implies either
> that the value is zero or that no value is known.'
> I'm not convinced that this text is at all useful. It seems to say
> 'If the accessor isn't there, then any number of things might be true...'
> and doesn't say much about what those things might be.
> What is the paragraph *supposed* to be saying?
> Gudge
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/1/11/10/soap12-part2.xml#IDA5FQLB
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/1/11/10/soap12-part2.xml

Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
XML Technology Centre, Sun Microsystems.
Received on Monday, 18 February 2002 05:59:31 UTC

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