Re: counterproposal on issue #144

Alan, just a minor point below.

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Senior Architect, Systinet (formerly Idoox)

On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Alan Kent wrote:

 > >  In WASP, we deserialize an array (any array) into Java array
 > > (putting nulls in the untransmitted positions) or our custom type
 > > representing a sparse array. Which is used depends on what the
 > > application expects and has in its interface.
 > Sounds completely reasonable - however it means that you have
 > lost semantics from the SOAP packet so an application cannot
 > tell the difference between a null value that has been sent
 > and an omitted value.

Yes, that's for application that don't need to know the
difference. Where they do need the difference, they use the
custom sparse array type.

 > ps: Ok, I have finally managed to brainwash one other person, now just
 > the rest of the list! :-) :-) :-)

Yes, Master. 8-)

Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2001 05:18:44 UTC