[BEEPwg] Soap Over Beep Question

Marshall Rose mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 08:42:36 -0700


> Since there is nothing in the syntax of SOAP Over Beep messages
> which suggests how the message is to be replied with (i.e. if
> this is a one way, 2 way or multi answer response)..the server 
> will only know about the type of message pattern being used only 
> from processing the SOAP message. 

this is really a soap-specific issue, not a beep- or soap-over-beep issue.

the answer is the "server" can either have some kind of pre-knowledge over the kind of messages it gets (i.e., the service it offers only dones one-way exchanges), or, the first thing the "server" does is parse the envelope and thereby know what's what.

there, are, of course, some interesting failure modes with either approach.

/mtr