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Re: [wsi_wsbasic] NEW ISSUE: wsa:Action header and SOAPAction HTTP header are of different types but required to be the same

From: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 13:33:30 -0400
To: Anish Karmarkar <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>
Cc: "public-ws-addressing@w3.org " <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>, WSI Basic <wsi_wsbasic@lists.ws-i.org>
Message-ID: <OF84835CE7.3C87AFEA-ON852571C4.005F45E9-852571C4.006073E0@us.ibm.com>
Makes sense to me. 


Add new section, new Rnnnn and accompanying rationale.

X.x Valid Range of SOAPAction When WS-Addressing is Used

There may be some confusion as regards to the range of valid values for 
SOAPAction when WS-Addressing
is used, given that the SOAP 1.1 specification permits the use of relative 
URIs. When composed with
WS-Addressing, the valid range of values of SOAPAction is limited to 
either an absolute URI that
matches the value specified for wsa:Action, or the empty string ("").

Rnnnn When wsa:Action MAP is present in an envelope, the containing 
MESSAGE MUST specify a SOAPAction
HTTP header with either a value that is an absolute URI that has the same 
value as the value of the wsa:Action MAP,
or a value of "".


Christopher Ferris
STSM, Software Group Standards Strategy
email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/dw_blog.jspa?blog=440
phone: +1 508 377 9295

Anish Karmarkar <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com> wrote on 08/08/2006 12:37:27 

> Basic Profilers,
> WS-Addressing wsa:Action header block is of type absolute URI [1]. 
> SOAPAction HTTP header [2] is a URI reference (but not required to be 
> absolute). Per the WS-Addressing SOAP binding [3] the two must either be 

> the same or the SOAPAction HTTP header value must be "".
> It therefore follows from the three specs referenced above that any 
> SOAP/HTTP message that uses WS-Addressing cannot have a SOAPAction HTTP 
> header with a value that is not an absolute URI (with the exception of 
> ""). I.e., relative URIs (other than the empty string) are prohibited.
> The WS-Addressing WG felt that this was clearly stated by the three 
> specifications involved, but there were concerns expressed within the 
> WS-A WG that this may not be very obvious to the readers (who have to 
> connect the dots). It was felt that such clarification fell within the 
> purview of WS-I Basic Profile WG and the WS-A WG wanted to bring this to 

> your attention.
> Thanks and regards.
> -Anish Karmarkar
> on behalf of WS-Addressing WG
> --
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-ws-addr-core-20060509/#msgaddrprops
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/NOTE-SOAP-20000508/#_Toc478383528
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-ws-addr-soap-20060509/#s11extdesc
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