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Re: Port Type Inheritance

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 17:18:29 +0600
Message-ID: <000201c25748$f1d7d1b0$3bba400c@lankabook2>
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>, "Ricky Ho" <riho@cisco.com>

Unless I'm mistaken we did consider this and rejected it. I may
not be remembering correctly however.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ricky Ho" <riho@cisco.com>
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 11:33 AM
Subject: Port Type Inheritance

> Hi,
> Do we have any discussion around whether we need to provide inheritance
> WSDL PortType.  By inheritance, I mean the same concept as the Java
> interface inheritance.  I do see two use cases.
> 1) Administrative operation
> ====================
> For enterprise scale deployment, I want to monitor the health status of
> my web services, as well as to remote turn on debugging.  Therefore, I
> to mandate all my services to support certain operations such as "reset",
> "getHealthStatus".  However, I have no way to enforce that at this moment.
> It would be nice if I just need to tell my developer that their PortType
> need to inherit "ManagablePortType" where such operations are defined.
> 2) Change control
> =============
> WSDL itself will evolve and change, but how do we make sure the newer
> version is backward compatible to the old one so existing client won't
> break.  If we have PortType inheritance, then the new PortType just need
> inherit the old PortType.  Of course, the implementation can optionally
> throw a SOAP fault so that the client will be upgraded.
> Thoughts and comments ??
> Best regards,
> Ricky
Received on Sunday, 8 September 2002 20:34:42 UTC

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