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Re: Input-Only Operation

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Date: 21 Jan 2003 18:33:11 +0100
To: Pae Choi <paechoi@earthlink.net>
Cc: WS Description WG <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1043170391.11516.93.camel@krava.in.idoox.com>

Pae, this operation type (input-only) is for applications where
subsequent information is not necessary (when the client doesn't care
whether there has been a failure on the receiving side) or where
subsequent information is being sent by different means, for example in
a different operation. In scenarios where a request/response model is
necessary, it's natural that input/output operations should be used.

Hope I've clarified it,

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Senior Architect, Systinet Corporation

On Sat, 2003-01-18 at 15:20, Pae Choi wrote:
> Under the section, "2.3 PortType Description Component", in the
> [1] WSDL v1.2 it stated as follows:
> "Input-Only Operations: Operations which have only an input message. The
> semantics are that when a message is sent to the service, the service
> consumes it but does not produce any output message. There MUST NOT be any
> fault messages indicated in this case."
> Say a client sends a message with the "Input-Only Operation"
> mode to a service. And there is a failure during the process at
> the service site and the service is not returning the "fault"
> message(s) according to the statement in the [1], how can the
> client make decisions without having the fault message(s) from
> service for the follow-up actions.
> Any comments and/or pointers will be apprecated.
> Pae
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl12
Received on Tuesday, 21 January 2003 12:33:15 UTC

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