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Hierarchical fault codes and RPC

From: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 14:46:07 +0000
Message-ID: <3C48352F.2020908@sun.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
While adding the resolution of issue 173[1,2] (hierarchical fault codes)
to the specification I noticed a problem in part II.

Previously the value of a fault code element was a QName and the RPC
section took advantage of this to introduce two new RPC specific error
codes. The resolution to issue 173 makes the values of the faultcode
element an enumeration with a closed set of values.

We have two choices:

(i) add the RPC specific codes to the enumeration in part 1


(ii) change the RPC section to mandate use of a specific fault code
value from the existing enumeration and use the new subcode facility to
hold the RPC specific fault code.

Personally I prefer (ii) as this is what the subcode facility was
designed for. With that in mind I have *temporarily* added solution (ii)
to the spec pending a decision one way or the other.

The latest editors draft of parts 1[3] and 2[4] shows how the issue 173
resolution and solution (ii) above look in place.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-issues.html#x173
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xmlp-comments/2002Jan/0018.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/1/10/11/soap12-part2.html#rpcfaults

Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
XML Technology Centre, Sun Microsystems.
Received on Friday, 18 January 2002 09:49:19 UTC

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