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Re: pattern URIs

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 19:33:35 +0600
Message-ID: <009101c388e9$c9645860$72545ecb@lankabook2>
To: "Jeffrey Schlimmer" <jeffsch@windows.microsoft.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

"Jeffrey Schlimmer" <jeffsch@windows.microsoft.com> writes:
> I don't see the distinction here between behavior for 'normative'
> patterns and 'non-normative' patterns. A WSDL processor is not required
> to recognize any patterns, but if it does recognize one of the patterns
> we define, it must follow the semantics as specified.

I agree. We are just defining a set of pattern URIs and then 
defining some bindings that work for some of them. Now, pragmatically
I imagine all processors will support the two basic inbound patterns
as well but that doesn't mean we need to make those normative and
the others not.

> Are we going to start saying that a WSDL processor must recognize all
> bindings? WSDL 1.1 didn't do that, and the community seems to have voted
> with their implementations.


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