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Re: SOAP 1.2 Attachment Feature review

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 12:19:23 +0200
Message-ID: <3D9AC82B.2030000@crf.canon.fr>
To: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
CC: www-ws-arch@w3.org, ruellan@crf.canon.fr, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>

The current HTTP binding supports the attachment feature[1] in as 
far as the data transferred may more than a single SOAP envelope 
and could also be a "compound SOAP structure", as defined by [1]. 
At least that was the intent; there may be bugs left in the HTTP 
binding in that respect.

As for "doing HTTP GET", the current HTTP binding leaves it to 
the application to resolve the hyperlink. (Although people could 
very well develop SOAP processors that support this functionality.)

Jean-Jacques.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/2/07/SOAP-AF/aftf-soap-af.html

Hugo Haas wrote:
> I was wondering how far the current HTTP binding was from supporting
> the attachment feature, since it seems that getting attachments in
> this case is just a matter for the SOAP processor of doing HTTP GET
> requests to get representations of the resources referenced.
Received on Wednesday, 2 October 2002 06:19:27 GMT

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