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RE: WSDL Import/Include Locations

From: Arthur Ryman <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 10:28:14 -0500
To: "WS-Description WG" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF94924E83.CDEAA91D-ON85256E3E.00546B4B-85256E3E.0054FABA@ca.ibm.com>

I think we need to specify that it is an error to import or include two 
inequivalent definitions of the same component. A processor should 
therefore not non-deterministically ignore imports since that will lead to 
noninteroperability, i.e. one vendor may ignore an incompatible definition 
while another raises it as an error.

In general, I think we need to tradeoff flexibility in favour of 
interoperability, which means that we need to specify behavoir more 

Arthur Ryman,
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www-ws-desc-request@w3.org wrote on 02/18/2004 09:53:37 AM:

> I would expect a schema processor to deal with multiple imports of the
> same namespace, perhaps by ignoring all but the first that resolves to a
> set of schema components.
> Given that the spec does not rule out multiple import elements with the
> same value for their namespace attribute I would expect a WSDL processor
> to do the same.
> Gudge 
Received on Wednesday, 18 February 2004 10:28:17 UTC

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