the status of a prior queried reference object
The following paragraph defines the concept of object reference. This concept is of high importance within the statusResponse COM module and its generated XML infosets.
An object reference is an identification of an individual XML request defined by a unique triple of data, namely
Each object reference of a request XML infoset is send back unaltered in the response, since the object reference uniquely identifies the request.
- timestamp (UNIX time) defined at the moment of generation
- date of the object defined by the provider
- id of the object defined by the provider
Each and every XML request of version 4.3 is defined by such an object reference. All XML responses are replies to the object reference of the corresponding request.
Thus the object reference is a clustered primary key of the request/response system!