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Bug 4251 - [WSDL11Ids] Change syntax for some WSDL 1.1 identifiers
Summary: [WSDL11Ids] Change syntax for some WSDL 1.1 identifiers
Alias: None
Product: WS-Policy
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WSDL1.1-Element-Identifiers (show other bugs)
Version: FPWD
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Felix Sasaki
QA Contact: Web Services Policy WG QA List
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-01-17 18:51 UTC by Ashok Malhotra
Modified: 2007-02-14 17:58 UTC (History)
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Description Ashok Malhotra 2007-01-17 18:51:21 UTC
This issue was first discussed in my note
It recommended that the syntax of the identifiers
- wsdl11.portTypeMessageReference(portType/operation/message)
- wsdl11.portTypeOperationFault(portType/operation/fault)
be changed to 
- wsdl11.portTypeMessageInput(portType/operation)
- wsdl11.portTypeMessageOutput(portType/operation)
- wsdl11.portTypeMessageFault(portType/operation)

Similar changes were recommended for the corresponding identifiers for the binding element.

David Orchard argued that the syntax was designed to allign with the WSDL 2.0 syntax.  So, I asked the WSDL 2.0 WG for their opinion.  They explained their rationale in

Jonathan Marsh expressed their opinion succintly as "The WG expressed no preference on whether your suggested redesign was a
benefit for WSDL 1.1 component designators, where there isn't support for
MEP extensibility.  We note that if consistency with WSDL 2.0 component
designators is paramount, keeping this redundant information in the format
would be desirable.  Yet if simplicity is paramount, removing the redundant
information as you suggest would be natural."

Thus, we need to answer Jonathan question above and take the appropriate decision.
Comment 1 David Orchard 2007-01-22 20:23:06 UTC
During F2F, WG agreed to change "In" to "input" and "Out" to "output" as per Dave O's email.  Bug is still open to see whether WG will move these outside of parenthesis.
Comment 2 Christopher Ferris 2007-02-14 17:58:46 UTC
RESOLUTION: 4251 closed with proposal from daveO