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Closing issue 171

From: Murali Janakiraman <murali@roguewave.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 16:02:21 -0800
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To: "'xmlp-comments@w3.org'" <xmlp-comments@w3.org>
Cc: "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

The XML Protocol working group is closing issue 171 [1] by adding the
following text to part 2 of the SOAP 1.2 specification.

"
The serialization rules of SOAP permit the use of xsi:type attribute to
represent the type of an element, and hence also the type of the
corresponding graph node.  The use of xsi:type to denote element types is
described in XML Schema Structures [2]. Although SOAP does not mandate the
use of any particular schema notation, all SOAP processors MUST recognize
xsi:type
references if present and MUST associate the corresponding type with the
deserialized nodes.

The use of xsi:type attribute on referencing accessors (I.e. those that
use the href="..." construction) is subtle and it is recommended
they be used with caution. Note that, per the rules of the XML Schema
Specification [2] for xsi:type, the existence of xsi:type attribute on
referencing accessors does not indicate the type of the referred element,
and hence does not affect the type of the corresponding node."
"


[1]   http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-issues.html#x171

[2]  http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/
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