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Re: Approved TAG finding: Authoritative Metadata

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:12:26 -0400
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, public-tag-announce@w3.org, Vincent Quint <Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr>, w3c-ac-members@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF1765CABA.887F052C-ON85257156.00751C42-85257157.00119F63@lotus.com>

> Chris Lilley wrote:
> 
> On Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 6:37:43 PM, Julian wrote:
> 
> JR> Chris Lilley wrote:
> >> ...
> >> Still to do :
> >> 
> >> SOAP and WebDAV use of text/xml
> >> -------------------------------
> >> 
> >> Not clear what to say here; text/xml is
> >> deprecated and we don't want to annoy them? Do
> >> SOAP and WebDAV have other Media Types that
> >> they are transitioning towards?  ...
> 
> JR> RFC2518bis (WebDAV) will deprecate text/xml in
> JR> favor of application/xml, see
> JR> <http://ietf.cse.ucsc.edu:8080/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=42>).
> 
> Great, thanks for the update.

SOAP 1.2 has from the start had a preferred media type of 
application/soap+xml [1], support for which is mandatory in the widely 
used SOAP HTTP binding [2].  Bindings for other transports are free to 
choose any representation for the XML Infoset of the SOAP envelope, but 
application/soap+xml would be the obvious choice if an XML 1.0-compatible 
serialzation were desired (alternatives would include compressed, 
optimized, or encrypted representations, and bindings to other transports 
would be free to use such forms.)

SOAP 1.1, which is widely deployed but is older not a Recommendation, does 
typically use text/xml.

Anyway, I don't think there's a risk of "annoying" the SOAP community by 
pushing for members of the application/xxx+xml family, as it's a done deal 
in SOAP 1.2.

Noah

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part2/#ietf-draft
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part2/#soapinhttp

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