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   Re: [xml-dev] WS-Addressing to W3C: Is the Tide Turning?

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Michael Champion wrote:

> Sure, but the point of WS-Addressing is standardization and 
> interoperability.  Given that the service requester doesn't (and 
> shouldn't) know the internal routing and protocol translation details 
> behind a service interface, but these must be passed on through the 
> various implementation components (and back to the requester if they 
> must be referenced in a future operation that is part of the same 
> transaction), using XML in the SOAP headers is a perfectly sensible way 
> to do this. 

That's fine - anyone that wants a URI to reference an XML structure 
can make and RDF assertion about the structure.

> The absolutely last thing the W3C should 
> do, assuming they want to ever get a web services submission again, is 
> say "thanks, but no thanks, we don't think that needs to be 
> standardized."  

A cynic might point out that at this juncture the vendors have to be 
seen to get their act together on the specification front - 
customers and analysts are far from happy with how WS technology is 
being managed currently. The same cynic might say that the W3C 
evaluating a specification on the merits of the underlying 
technology in question might be beneficial for all concerned.



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