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Re: What does WSDL describe?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 20:45:07 -0400
To: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
Cc: Savas Parastatidis <Savas.Parastatidis@newcastle.ac.uk>, "paul.downey@bt.com" <paul.downey@bt.com>, www-ws-desc@w3.org, Jim Webber <jimwebber@hotmail.com>, distobj@acm.org
Message-ID: <20031025204507.L9730@www.markbaker.ca>

On Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 02:34:28PM -0400, Anne Thomas Manes wrote:
> Savas,
> Thanks for providing an example to help us gel our thoughts.
> Case 1: If the dealer uses one form for both motorcycles and cars, one 
> would assume that from a Web services perspective, the dealer offers one 
> interface with one operation (SubmitOrder) which accepts as an input 
> message (OrderForm1). As you say, the dealer's service understands the 
> semantics of OrderForm1 and can determine based on the contents of an 
> attribute or an element whether the order is for a motorcycle or a car. 
> There's no need to specify the operation name on the wire because the 
> receiving SOAP node knows what to do when it receives an OrderForm1.

Would that still work if the operation were "SubmitDocument" rather than

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