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RE: Proposal for dealing with root, top-level multi-refs and encodingStyle

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 15:16:08 -0700
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D05A5454A@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, "Martin Gudgin" <martin.gudgin@btconnect.com>
Cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

I think the only need for introducing the notion of a root in the data
model is to describe that whenever you have cross-references between
serialization trees, you have a single graph. That is, I think the
example below is valid, the response is unambiguous and it is part of a
single graph along with the header block.


>        <x:e ref="a" s:encodingStyle="..soap encoding..."/>
>        <y:getStockPrice id="a" s:encodingStyle="..soap encoding...">
>                <y:company>GizmoWare</y:company>
>        </y:getStockPrice>
>getStockPrice is a struct with an inbound edge, hence not a 
>root.  Yet, 
>it's still a good RPC, right?
>Bottom line:  if we need and use a notion or root, then I 
>agree it belongs 
>in the data model, and I think you have the details right.  
>I'm not 100% 
>convinced we need it.
Received on Monday, 6 May 2002 18:20:25 UTC

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