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Re: [xml-dev] new SOAP Encoding spec issue

I apologize, this should have gone to an other list.

                            Jacek Kopecky


On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, Jacek Kopecky wrote:

 >  Hi all. 8-)
 >  I've this issue with the current specification of the SOAP
 > Encoding: it does not define strictly the mapping of the encoding
 > to XML Schema. This has caused, for example, a very weird way of
 > specifying the array information attributes in WSDL [1]:
 > <complexType name="ArrayOfFloat">
 >   <complexContent>
 >     <restriction base="soapenc:Array">
 >       <attribute ref="soapenc:arrayType"
 >           wsdl:arrayType="xsd:float[]"/>
 >     </restriction>
 >   </complexContent>
 > </complexType>
 > I think that specifying an array's type should be possible
 > without resorting to extensions from a different namespace, but
 > even if this is necessary, in my opinion the namespace should be
 > soap-encoding, not of the particular language that needs to say
 > "the message contains an array of floats".
 > So I think we should add some wording to say how exactly types
 > are described in XML Schema and what to do with schemas that
 > don't map back to our encoding (for example complex types
 > containing application-defined attributes.)
 >                             Jacek Kopecky
 >                             Idoox
 >                             http://www.idoox.com/
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