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Subject: RE: [ebxml-msg] Minutes 12/03/01 - Voting Meeting

Some comments below, MWS:


Martin W. Sachs
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David Fischer <david@drummondgroup.com> on 12/03/2001 09:43:28 PM

To:    Arvola Chan <arvola@tibco.com>, ebXML Msg
Subject:    RE: [ebxml-msg] Minutes 12/03/01 - Voting Meeting


If AckRequested is *true* in the CPA, then does the AckRequested element
have to
appear?  If it MUST appear, then why have it in the CPA?  I think the
MSH must send an Acknowledgment in this case even if AckRequested does not
appear.  Actually, I would prefer that AckRequested MUST NOT appear if the
says *true* or *false*.

MWS:  I agree with the last statement.

If AckRequested is *perMessage* in the CPA, then what happens if the
AckRequested element does not appear?  The spec says this means no
Acknowledgment.  The default then is *false* if the CPA says *perMessage*.

MWS: This is a programming error.  The MSH should do nothing except forward
an error indication upward to the middleware/software layer that cares
about it.

I think we should not have multiple rules about *perMessage*.  If a default
provided in one case, then it should work the same in all cases.  Since the
absence of an Acknowledgment element means *false* then the absence of
duplicateElimination should also mean *false* and the absence of a signed
attribute should mean *false* (or in all cases it means take the default).

MWS:  The MSH SHALL not guess.  There are valid defaults, such as
the value of Ackrequested in the CPA and omitting the element from the
Defaults must not be used to paper over software errors.  That can cause
harm at both ends.


-----Original Message-----
From: Arvola Chan [mailto:arvola@tibco.com]
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 5:05 PM
To: David Fischer; ebXML Msg
Subject: Re: [ebxml-msg] Minutes 12/03/01 - Voting Meeting


I don't agree with the last sentence in the following paragraph within your
meeting minutes:

>PerMessage parameters:  Colleen, what parameters have been identified.
Arvola:  >duplicateElimination, AckRequested, AckRequested/signed.  Dale:
perMessage in >CPA means no agreement.  Colleen: what about defaults.
OK.  Ian:  add to >document, if there is a conflict then generate error /
define error ? <<next item>>.  >Consensus is that perMessage does not
require item to appear, there may be an >MSH default.

I have been assuming that the AckRequested element must be present in a
message before the receiver will return an Acknowledgment. The Message
Service Interface may have a default to allow the application above to omit
the specification of whether an Acknowledgment is desired. The sending MSH
must include an AckRequested element in a message if it expects to receipt
an Acknowledgment for it.

Similarly, the sending MSH must specify an appropriate value for the
duplicateElimination attribute in the QualityOfServiceInfo element, one
does not conflict with the specification within the CPA.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Fischer <david@drummondgroup.com>
To: ebXML Msg <ebxml-msg@lists.oasis-open.org>
Date: Monday, December 03, 2001 12:51 PM
Subject: [ebxml-msg] Minutes 12/03/01 - Voting Meeting

These are the minutes from Monday's voting meeting.

I thought we achieved consensus on the error code issue concerning
NotSupported/Inconsistent but talking to some members afterwards, this is

Does anyone object to changing the error code on Ping, Pong, MessageStatus,
duplicateElimination and AckRequested to Inconsistent?  This means the only
thing in the spec with NotSupported is MessageOrder.


David Fischer
Drummond Group
ebXML-MS Editor.

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