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From "Assaf Arkin" <ar...@intalio.com>
Subject Re: bpel wait question
Date Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:17:22 GMT
On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Jackson, Douglas <
douglas.s.jackson@siemens.com> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> The BPEL 1.1 spec seems to say that the wait activity should specify a
> date or datetime for until (see below).
>
> However in a BPEL book and online I have seen examples like the
> following:
>
>
>
> <wait until="'19:30:00'"/>
>
>
>
> That looks just a time value.
>
>
>
> Can anyone tell me if the time format above is legal for BPEL 1.1 or
> BPEL 2.2 or both?


BPEL 2.0 allows it to be either xsd:date or xsd:dateTime, so no, the above
value is invalid according to the spec.

Assaf


>
>
> It does not seem valid according to the following extracted from the 1.1
> spec.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Doug.
>
>
>
> ===========
>
>
> 9.1.2. Deadline-Valued Expressions
>
>
> These are expressions that conform to the XPath 1.0 Expr
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath.html#NT-Expr>  production where the
> evaluation results in values that are of the XML Schema types dateTime
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#dateTime>  or date
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#date> . Note that XPath 1.0 is not
> XML Schema aware. As such, none of the built-in functions of XPath 1.0
> are capable of producing or manipulating dateTime or date values.
> However, it is possible to write a constant (literal) that conforms to
> XML Schema definitions and use that as a deadline value or to extract a
> field from a variable (part) of one of these types and use that as a
> deadline value. XPath 1.0 will treat that literal as a string literal,
> but the result can be interpreted as a lexical representation
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#dateTime-lexical-repr>  of a dateTime
> or date value.
>
>
>
>

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