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Re: Mapping WSDL MEPs to SOAP MEPs

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@wso2.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 04:08:32 +0530
Message-ID: <455B96E8.9090705@wso2.com>
To: youenn fablet <youenn.fablet@crf.canon.fr>
CC: www-ws-desc@w3.org

youenn fablet wrote:
> Reviewing the soap binding, I have the following comments.
> As of today, the SOAP binding defines how to map the inout mep to the 
> request-response and soap-response meps.
> The mapping from in-only and robust in-only meps to SOAP meps are not 
> defined, which makes difficult or at least not very interoperable the 
> use of these two WSDL meps with the SOAP binding.

The problem is the SOAP spec doesn't support them.

> It seems that the newest version of the SOAP1.2 specification 
> (http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/2/06/LC/soap12-part2.html) will provide 
> the SOAP/HTTP binding with the support of the request-optional response 
> mep. This mep fits well with the robust-in-only mep at least.
> It may therefore be interesting to add in the WSDL SOAP binding section 
> a robust-inonly mep to soap mep mapping description.

Is this a released version of the SOAP spec? We can't possibly depend on a 
non-REC version.

> Concerning the in-only mep, the situation seems less clear. Of course we 
> could also bind the in-only mep to the request-optional response mep. On 
> the other hand, a SOAP1.2 one way mep is under way but has no support in 
> the SOAP1.2/HTTP binding.

That's really stupid that XMLP let it happen like that but I'm unclear 
what we can do now.

Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
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