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RE: issue: optional parts in <message>?

From: Tom Jordahl <tomj@macromedia.com>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 12:04:00 -0400
Message-ID: <CB1FF0A474AEA84EA0206D5B05F6A4CB0193FBBE@S1001EXM02.macromedia.com>
To: "'WS-Desc WG (Public)'" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
I believe adding optional message parts increase the 
complexity of WSDL.  I believe this is a Bad Thing(tm).

As Jeffery has pointed out, XML Schema provides a rich language
for expressing this same concept.

Tom Jordahl

-----Original Message-----
From: Sanjiva Weerawarana [mailto:sanjiva@watson.ibm.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 4:18 PM
To: WS-Desc WG (Public)
Subject: issue: optional parts in <message>?

<issue id="issue-message-parts">
  <head>Should the message part mechanism be extended to support optional 
        parts etc.?</head>
  In WSDL 1.1, a message can only be defined to be a sequence of parts.
  It is not possible to indicate that certain parts may be optional,
  may occur multiple times, etc.? Should we do that? Overlapping with
  XML Schema's mechanisms is an obvious concern.
  <source>Sanjiva Weerawarana</source>

Could we also start discussing this issue please?

Received on Monday, 6 May 2002 12:04:33 UTC

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