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Editorial issue 261: Choose character encoding UTF8/16

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 12:03:14 -0700
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D0861826C@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Jean-Jacques Moreau" <moreau@crf.canon.fr>, "Marc Hadley" <marc.hadley@sun.com>, "Nilo Mitra" <EUSNILM@am1.ericsson.se>, "Noah Mendelson" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "W3C Public Archive" <www-archive@w3.org>


Looking at the HTTP binding [2] in part 2, we have two places where the
serialization is mentioned:

1) In Table 15, we say:

"Rules for carrying SOAP messages in media type "application/soap+xml"
are given in [SOAP MediaType]."

2) In Table 18, we say:

"The response message is assumed to be a SOAP envelope serialized
according the rules for carrying SOAP messages in the media type given
in the Content-Type header."

For the case of "application/soap+xml", charset issues are described in
[3] as 

	charset 

	This parameter has identical semantics to the charset
	parameter of the "application/xml" media type as specified
	in [RFC 3023].

And in RFC 3023, it is mentioned that 

      "utf-8" [RFC2279] and "utf-16" [RFC2781] are the recommended
      values, representing the UTF-8 and UTF-16 charsets, respectively.
      These charsets are preferred since they are supported by all
      conforming processors of [XML].

Other than an editorial change in the text in 2) above to include a
missing "to" and to say "header field" rather than "header" as in

"The response message is assumed to be a SOAP envelope serialized
according to the rules for carrying SOAP messages in the media type
given in the Content-Type header field."

I think we can close this issue as being appropriately addressed in the
current text.

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen 
mailto:henrikn@microsoft.com 

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-lc-issues.html#x261
[2] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/2/06/LC/soap12-part2.html#soapinhttp
[3] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/2/06/LC/soap12-part2.html#ietf-reg
[4] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3023.txt
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