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Re: Rewording of section 4.1.2 based upon resolution of issue 195

From: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 16:52:39 +0100
Message-ID: <3CE3D5C7.4020804@sun.com>
To: Ray Whitmer <ray@jhax.net>
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org

Ray Whitmer wrote:

> Please note that in the new wording, I have included in [] extra 
> sentences that contain clarifications that were only briefly mentioned 
> but I think might be useful.  I will leave it up to the editors whether 
> the extra sentences should be included or not, but if anyone thinks the 
> sentences are not true, we should probably discuss them, because it was 
> not clear to me why we spent so much time making it possible to identify 
> non-void returns in structs when other gaping holes were left up to the 
> knowledge of the calling application of the call signature.

> New wording:
> An RPC response is modeled as a struct where parameter access is by name 
> or as an array where parameter access is by position. [The  SOAP 
> encoding specification defines no way to directly determine whether the 
> response is modeled as a struct or as an array.]

Doesn't examination of the response do that: itemType present - array, 
arraySize present - array, all of the child elements the same name - 
array otherwise a struct or (perhaps) a generic compound type ?


Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
XML Technology Centre, Sun Microsystems.
Received on Thursday, 16 May 2002 11:53:17 UTC

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