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RE: What does WSDL describe?

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 08:25:38 +0100
Message-ID: <2B7789AAED12954AAD214AEAC13ACCEF05E200E6@i2km02-ukbr.domain1.systemhost.net>
To: <Savas.Parastatidis@newcastle.ac.uk>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Cc: <jim.webber@arjuna.com>, <distobj@acm.org>

Savas Parastatidis wrote:

> I don't think that a WSDL document says anything about the semantics of
the message exchanges or the semantics of the message contents. 

OK WSDL doesn't /formally/ specify semantics, but well thought out names such as 'ISBN', ZipCode', 'getAccountDetailsByCustomerId' can be used to impart a lot of meaning to a human operator.

Telling people they're not to take any meaning from names used in WSDL would seem a bit restrictive to me.

Paul Sumner Downey
Web Services Integration
BT Exact
Received on Friday, 24 October 2003 03:25:41 UTC

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