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RE: HTTP binding: Use of HTTP accept headers

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 13:37:11 -0700
Message-ID: <37D0366A39A9044286B2783EB4C3C4E849E16D@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Hugo Haas" <hugo@w3.org>
Cc: <public-ws-desc-comments@w3.org>

Thanks for your comment.  The WS Description Working Group tracked this
as a Last Call comment LC323 [1].  The Working Group agreed to fix the
problem by adopting your proposal at [2].

If we don't hear otherwise within two weeks, we will assume this
satisfies your concern.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/desc/5/lc-issues/issues.html#LC323
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-desc/2005Sep/0043.html


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-ws-desc-comments-request@w3.org [mailto:public-ws-desc-
> comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Hugo Haas
> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 3:15 AM
> To: public-ws-desc-comments@w3.org
> Subject: HTTP binding: Use of HTTP accept headers
> 
> Part 2's section 6.3 Default Binding Rules states:
> 
>      * Accept headers. Standard HTTP accept headers (see section 14 of
> [IETF
>        RFC 2616]) MAY be used in an HTTP request. When constructing an
> HTTP
>        Accept header, the HTTP client MAY take into account the
>        expectedMediaType information (see [MTXML]) appearing on an
> output
>        message description to find out about the type of binary
> element
>        content which is expected to be sent by the HTTP server.
> 
> This hints that expectedMediaType may contain a list of media types
> that may be used in an HTTP response.
> 
> However, we have defined an {http output serialization} property which
> declares the one media type which is being used in the HTTP response.
> 
> So how does expectedMediaType come into play here? Do Accept headers
> really do anything useful?
> 
> This needs to be clarified.
> 
> For background information, see the thread starting at [1].
> 
> Should we keep the text above, "appearing on an output message
> description" needs to be crisply expressed in terms of components and
> properties.
> 
>   1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-desc/2005Aug/0010.html
> --
> Hugo Haas - W3C
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