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Bug 7716 - Enumeration: Clairfy Enumerate operation
Summary: Enumeration: Clairfy Enumerate operation
Alias: None
Product: WS-Resource Access
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enumeration (show other bugs)
Version: FPWD
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: notifications mailing list for WS Resource Access
QA Contact: notifications mailing list for WS Resource Access
Keywords: hasProposal
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-09-24 01:43 UTC by Asir V Selvasingh
Modified: 2009-12-08 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Asir V Selvasingh 2009-09-24 01:43:59 UTC
While designing a policy assertion (issue 6403) for WS-Enumeration, we (Doug, Katy, Paul, Ram and I) bumped into a question. What does it mean to say that a Web Service indicates the use of WS-Enumeration? We found the following text in WS-Enumeration [1] to answer the question: 
All data sources MUST support some operation that allows an enumeration to be started. A data source MAY support the Enumerate operation, or it may provide some other mechanism for starting an enumeration and receiving an enumeration context. 
The quoted text is a bit vague though, particularly the phrase 'some operation'. We think that the quoted text could be clarified and made crisper. Here is a proposed replacement text: 

"Data sources MUST support the Enumerate operation to start an enumeration. A data source MAY provide other mechanisms for starting an enumeration and receiving an enumeration context."



Asir S Vedamuthu
Microsoft Corporation
Comment 1 Robert Freund 2009-09-30 09:54:35 UTC
Resolved as proposed