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[Fwd: Re: info on the soap-response stuff I mentioned on the call today]

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@apache.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 13:27:03 -0400
Message-ID: <3D36FA67.8050302@apache.org>
To: www-ws-desc@w3.org

Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr> wrote:
 > Sanjiva,
 > Thanks for posting this. As indicated on the call, I don't think
 > this is related to the SOAP-Response MEP or SOAP 1.2. IMO, SOAP
 > 1.1 would have supported a similar style of envelope.

This work effort certainly was motivated by specific language in the
SOAP 1.2 specification.  Perhaps this was valid in SOAP 1.1 too, but to
my knowledge, nobody has implemented such a service before.

The question I would like to see explored is how to describe such a
service in WSDL.  The essense of the issue is how to represent the
equivalent of hypertext links.  Starting from a document, the flow is as

1) One of the elements contains an attribute of type
{http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink}:href.  The type of that attribute is of
type {http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema}:anyURI.

2) The value of the attribute is to be treated as the
{http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/http/}:address location of web service.
This service is expected to be accessed via a
{http://www.w3.org/2002/06/soap/features/web-method/}:Method of GET
using the

of http://www.w3.org/2002/06/soap/mep/soap-response/.

3) The resulting document contains an element of exactly the same shape
and form as in step (1), and the cycle continues.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 18 July 2002 13:28:51 UTC

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