Subject: Issue - 44 - portType is duplicated on Invoke activity and partnerLinkType
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A partnerLinkType do refer to a maximum of two portTypes. Assuming that a process
does not invokes itself, then the Invoke refers to the partnerRole, not myRole, so
there is only one possible portType, for that Invoke. In the other hand, if we assume
the process can invoke itself, then it will be better to specify the role in the
Invoke activity instead of the portType, because role has process semantics instead
of the portType.
Submitter's Proposal: I propose that portType on the Invoke activity be removed and instead an optional role be included instead. When the role is specified, it must correspond to one of the two roles defined in the partnerLink. If the role is not specified the partnerRole in the partnerLink should be assumed.
Changes: 5 Aug 2003 - new issue
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