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RE: interchange issue: empty properties vs. absent properties

From: Rogers, Tony <Tony.Rogers@ca.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 06:37:20 +1000
Message-ID: <BEE2BD647C052D4FA59B42F5E2D946B317B513@AUSYMS12.ca.com>
To: "Jonathan Marsh" <jmarsh@microsoft.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
If that is ALWAYS true - empty = absent - then that's fine, but I thought there were cases where empty != absent?
Tony Rogers
CA, Inc
Senior Architect, Development
co-chair UDDI TC at OASIS
co-chair WS-Desc WG at W3C


From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org on behalf of Jonathan Marsh
Sent: Thu 25-May-06 3:22
To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
Subject: interchange issue: empty properties vs. absent properties

The spec equates an empty property and an absent property.  I'm finding a few places in the interchange format where Woden generates an empty property, e.g. <elementDeclarations/>, while I simply omit this element.


Seems like the simplest solution would be to canonicalize such that empty properties (which may be all empty elements with no attributes) away - i.e. delete them during canonicalization.  Does that sound reasonable?


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