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From ant elder <>
Subject Re: Send on send back and other behaviour
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:46:02 GMT
According to this you can have releases, you just need to get the WS and
Incubator PMCs to agree -


On 12/22/05, Paul Fremantle <> wrote:
> Folks
> I know we are about ready for a release candidate. I would like to propose
> a change for after our first release.
> (By the way... we cannot "release" anything from Apache while we are an
> incubator, so we can only get a M1 RC ready until we pass through
> incubation).
> The change I propose I already posted about. The feeling I have is that
> the current model of dropping messages unless they are explicitly sent on is
> probably a little confusing.
> I propose that we change the behaviour as follows:
> 1) boolean process(SynapseMessage sm) :
>  if the response is true, continue processing. If the response is false:
> check sm. If sm.getTo==null, then drop, if sm.getTo!=null then send on.
> 2) So then we could add the following two XML config elements:
>   <drop/> -- would set the To address to null and then return false. This
> drops the message immediately and ends processing
>   <sendNow/> - this ends processing and sends the message on now.
> Effectively this simply returns false.
> 3) This model seems to me simpler for unit test. Rather than having to
> fake up a special send() in the Axis2SynapseEnvironment, you can simply call
> a processor and check the SM and return values to see if they match what you
> expect.
> 4) I also think this would make it easier to embed Synapse in a
> "co-locate" model with Axis2, because the implicit send could actually be
> used to simply dispatch the message to the right Axis2 service instead of
> always opening up new connection.
> I think this is a more logical model, but I'd appreciate your thoughts.
> Both models are similar, so it just comes down to the simplest for the user.
> I think its better that you say <drop> if you want to drop it rather than it
> dropping it by default.
> Paul
> --
> Paul Fremantle
> VP/Technology, WSO2 and OASIS WS-RX TC Co-chair
> "Oxygenating the Web Service Platform",

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