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Re: Should WSDL say anything about whitespace in SOAP:Body?

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 09:33:08 +0600
Message-ID: <034e01c3f43d$9a45e480$bf120209@watson.ibm.com>
To: "Jacek Kopecky" <jacek.kopecky@systinet.com>, "WS-Description WG" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

"Jacek Kopecky" <jacek.kopecky@systinet.com> writes:
> it was noted on the soapbuilders list that there are some interop
> problems regarding whitespace handling in SOAP Body. 

Could you expand on what some of the issues were please?

> I believe this is
> an issue for WSDL because for SOAP, whatever is in the Body, belongs to
> the application.
> WSDL describes in its SOAP binding what the Body will look like,
> therefore it probably should say something about whether whitespace
> characters can be children of the Body and how they are treated. 
> I consider this an issue against the SOAP binding.

Why? I thought that that's the role of XSD in WSDL .. to describe
the structure of what the soap:Body will look like; all WSDL does
is say "its that element."

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