RE: Issue 146 proposed resolution

In your scenario below, is it possible for the front end to add something to the body before forwarding it to the back end? I ask because I unwittingly did an example for the Primer with just your architecture (shown below) but needed to add a body block in the "front end". (I can elaborate separately if you wish)

Nilo Mitra			
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Henrik Frystyk Nielsen []
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 14, 2001 5:39 PM
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> Subject:	RE: Issue 146 proposed resolution
> >The text you suggest doesn't seem to prevent a node playing 
> >the role of 
> >the anonymous actor from acting as an intermediary and relaying the 
> >message.
> Well, it is an attempt of indicating *what* it means to act in the role
> of the default/anonymous actor rather than *how* to do it. The reason
> for this is that *who* is the ultimate recipient depends on from what
> side one is looking.
> In the scenario that I brought up some time ago about a front-end server
> and a back-end server like this:
> 	sender  -->  front-end  --> back-end
> the *sender* believes that front-end it the ultimate destination. While
> this is true, the front-end has off-loaded the actual processing to the
> back-end. All three parties are SOAP nodes, it is just that the way the
> front-end has decided to process the message is to forward the message
> to the back-end server.
> In short, this model implicitly supports both intermediaries as well as
> gateways. I am concerned that if we don't allow this then we will have
> to define a SOAP node as an abstract entity that can contain multiple
> nested SOAP nodes which in my mind is much more complicated.
> Henrik

Received on Thursday, 15 November 2001 10:21:17 UTC