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Re: [xml-dev] Categories of Web Service messages: data-oriented vs action-oriented

From: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
> 2) You can have rich messages where actions apply to portions of a
> message, rather than just one action for the entire message.
> Question: I am not convinced of 2).  Yes, I can see that in acting upon
> received data a service may want to launch other business process on
> parts of the data.  But, shouldn't this be transparent to the sender of
> the message?  Why would the "sender" want express actions on subtrees?
> I guess that I need a good example to be convinced.

How about the example of an Address Book that someone mentioned earlier?  In
this case you might want to "update" an address book entry and (for the
email-addresses sub-tree) "Add" one or more email address.


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