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Subject: RE: [wsrp-wsia] [I#178] The Consumer SHOULD NOT use a MODE notspecified in meta- data

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I am uncertain about this despite having raised the issue, but it seems to me that there's intrinsic benefit to letting the protocol be robust with respect to all the discovery-related operations. That is, even if the Consumer never calls getDescription. For example, a dumb Consumer that always assumes that there are two modes: view and edit. This is not to say that the Producer should be required to provide meaningful behavior. To the contrary, it should probably throw an exception. (I am sure most Producers will do this check anyway.) It is just to say that there seems to be value in allowing graceful and robust behavior for such dumb Consumers.
-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Thompson [mailto:richt2@us.ibm.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 2:21 PM
To: wsrp-wsia@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [wsrp-wsia] [I#178] The Consumer SHOULD NOT use a MODE not specified in meta- data

The alternative suggestion is the intent currently (at least for me ...), I
think it is important to not weaken the statement about what mode a
Consumer is allowed to set (i.e. must be one the entity said it supports in
its metadata) so that entity will know what to do. This does not imply a
requirement that the Consumer check that the mode is still supported at the
point of usage.

Rich Thompson


                      Gil Tayar                                                                                         

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                                               Subject:  [wsrp-wsia] [I#178] The Consumer SHOULD NOT use a MODE not     

                      12/10/2002 03:18          specified in meta-   data                                               




Issue: 178
Status: Active
Topic: interface
Class: Minor_Technical
Raised by: Eilon Reshef
Title: The Consumer SHOULD NOT use a MODE not specified in meta-data

Date Added: 10-Dec-2002
Document Section:   v0.85/5.1.6
"Current text suggests that the Consumer MUST specify one of the modes from
the entity meta-data. This should probably change into ""SHOULD"" because
the service description may always change unexpectedly (Spec 0.85 Page 35 -
line 18).
alternative would be to add verbiage to the effect that the Consumer MUST
NOT use a mode that the entity has not said it supports. The Producer
SHOULD be prepared to receive a mode it does not currently support as it
may have existed in a previous service description. The Consumer is not
required to get a current snapshot all the time, but must abide by the
snapshot it has.
See #174 for same problem with roles"

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