W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-ws-desc@w3.org > January 2004

Extending the functionality of an existing Web Service

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 15:38:37 -0000
Message-ID: <2B7789AAED12954AAD214AEAC13ACCEF0FFF1E99@i2km02-ukbr.domain1.systemhost.net>
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

In the Interface Description section of the charter there is the following:

 Developers are likely to want to extend the functionality of an existing 
 Web service.  The Working Group will look into extending interface descriptions
 in a decentralized fashion, i.e. without priori agreement with the original
 interface designers. 

We read this as WSDL 2.0 providing a mechanism for versioning a Web Service,  
at least an outline how to add contents of a message without breaking existing 

There appears to be nothing in the requirements relating to how to version a
Web Service beyond being able to identify versions of services and descriptions.

Has this issue been lost, or is our reading of the charter incorrect ?


Paul Sumner Downey
Web Services Integration
BT Exact
Received on Thursday, 8 January 2004 10:38:38 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 23:06:37 UTC