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Re: Schemas in imported WSDL

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@systinet.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 18:01:07 -0800
To: "Amelia A. Lewis" <alewis@tibco.com>
Cc: Martin Gudgin <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, tomj@macromedia.com, abrookes@roguewave.com, WS-Description WG <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
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I also agree on the semantics as far as Gudge formulated it.

But I thought WSDL A can use schema C inlined in WSDL B if WSDL A
wsdl:imports WSDL B and xs:imports schema C (probably omitting the
location attribute).

Best regards,

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Systinet Corporation

On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 08:46, Amelia A. Lewis wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 08:18:43 -0800
> Martin Gudgin <mgudgin@microsoft.com> wrote:
> > Given WSDL A importing WSDL B which either imports or declares inline
> > Schema C then only *WSDL* constructs defined in WSDL B are visible to
> > WSDL A. The schema constructs defined in Schema C are only visible to
> > WSDL B, they are not visible to WSDL A.
> > 
> > Note that this DOES NOT stop you using the WSDL constructs from WSDL B
> > in WSDL A. So if you have an interface in WSDL B that uses types in
> > Schema C, you can define a binding for that interface in WSDL A.
> > 
> > It DOES stop you defining a new interface in WSDL A that references
> > schema constructs in Schema C.
> Completely agree that this *is* the current semantic, and that it
> *should be* the semantic.
> If you want the schema to be made available to multiple WSDLs, create it
> standalone and import.  One of the semantics of inlining/embedding a
> schema (in my opinion) is to say "mine, mine, my schema, mine, mine,
> mine!"  Hands off; don't touch; For Internal Use Only; No
> User-Serviceable Parts Inside.  It is useful to be able to say this.  If
> it were the only thing that could be said, then it would be a problem,
> but it isn't.  If it's intended for reuse, put it where it can be
> reused.  If it's in a private location, then it's perfectly sensible
> that it's only available for private use.
> Amy!
Received on Thursday, 13 November 2003 21:01:07 UTC

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