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Re: Comments on SOAP 1.2 Part 1

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 15:22:28 +0200
Message-ID: <3D381294.631FC0CD@crf.canon.fr>
To: Anne Thomas Manes <atm@systinet.com>
CC: "Www-Ws-Arch@W3. Org" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

Anne,

Just a clarification on one of your points. I agree with the others.

Jean-Jacques.

Anne Thomas Manes wrote:

> 2.4 Understanding SOAP Headers. Question.
> Is it true that if a "mustUnderstand" header is targeted at a specific role,
> but the message is never routed through a node that assumes that role, then
> the header is never processed, and the Ultimate Receiver can simply ignore
> it?

Yes. (But this was discussed at length.)

> Is there a way to specify that a message must not be processed if
> certain headers have not been processed (i.e., a true "mandatory" header)?

No, there is no such mechanism currently.

> Or is this left as an undefined extension feature or a proprietary SOAP
> server feature?

This feature is indeed left to a possible future extension.
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