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Subject: Fw: <1.0 bug> action attribute in section

Can the eBTWG and ebxml-msg workgroups come to some
agreement on the proper use of the Service and Action
elements in the ebXML message header, i.e., how these
elements ought to be populated with parameters from a
business process specification?


-----Original Message-----
From: Arvola Chan <arvola@tibco.com>
To: Himagiri Mukkamala <himagiri@sybase.com>
Cc: ebxml-cppa@lists.oasis-open.org <ebxml-cppa@lists.oasis-open.org>
Date: Monday, August 27, 2001 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: <1.0 bug> action attribute in section

>Thanks for pointing out the uniqueness issue w.r.t. the name
>RequestingTransactionActivity, RespondingTransactionActivity,
>and BusinessTransactionActivity all have an optional nameID
>attribute. I think the nameID attribute needs to be required. Let
>me forward a copy of this request to the ebtwg mailing list.
>I like to change my proposal to use the nameID of the
>RequestingBusinessActivity and RespondingBusinessActivity
>as the Action element in the corresponding ebXML messages.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Himagiri Mukkamala <himagiri@sybase.com>
>To: Arvola Chan <arvola@tibco.com>
>Cc: ebxml-cppa@lists.oasis-open.org <ebxml-cppa@lists.oasis-open.org>
>Date: Monday, August 27, 2001 10:34 AM
>Subject: Re: <1.0 bug> action attribute in section
>>But the <name> attribute for RequestingBusinessActivity
>>and RespondingBusinessActivity is implied.
>>In this case does it make sense to use <name> attribute
>>of BusinessTransactionActivity as the name of action.
>>Also <name> of BusinessTransaction is not guaranteed
>>to be unique. Using this as the "action" could pose
>>problems for implementors of BSI
>>Arvola Chan wrote:
>>> The action attribute should not be equated with the name
>>> attribute of the desired BusinessTransaction. There are
>>> two activities within a Business Transaction, a
>>> RequestingBusinessActivity and a RespondingBusinessActivity.
>>> Depending on the direction of the message, the action
>>> attribute should be set to equal the name of the
>>> RequestingBusinessActivity or the name of the
>>> RespondingBusinessActivity.
>>> Similarly, in section xlink:href attribute, the link should be
>>> to the corresponding RequestingBusinessActivity, or to the
>>> corresponding RespondingBusinessActivity.
>>> -Arvola
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