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SOAP 1.2 Encoding and forward references

From: Brad Taylor <brad_taylor@esri.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 12:12:01 -0700
Message-ID: <5B43C932BC0CF342B850CD541B1FE2CDF09580@barbwire.esri.com>
To: "'xml-dist-app@w3c.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3c.org>

Hello all:

I've have a question about section 3.1.1 in part 2 in regards to forward
references.

Number 2 of section 3.1.1 seems to suggest that forward references may be
allowed:
"If the element information item representing the edge does have a ref
attribute information item among its attributes, then the value of that
attribute information item MUST be identical to the value of exactly one id
attribute information item in the same envelope."

This statement does not imply where in the envelope the "id" contain element
must be relative to the element with a "ref" attribute. But, at the end of
the section is the following statement seems to suggest a serialization
order:

"All nodes in the graph are encoded as described in 1 above. Additional
inbound edges for multi reference graph nodes are encoded as described in 2
above."

Does this mean that forward references are no longer allowed (unlike 1.1)?
Or is my wishful thinking causing misinterpretation?  Any clarification
would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Brad
Received on Monday, 1 July 2002 15:13:05 GMT

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