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Re: SOAP 1.2 consolidated requirements

From: <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 17:54:24 -0500
To: Web Service Description <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFDF48054B.17ECAE0C-ON85256B7C.007D811B@torolab.ibm.com>
Question: Why did you downgrade the HTTP GET/POST binding to SHOULD? I
think the charter makes it clear that they are a MUST. I am particularly
sensitive to this issue because the WSDL 1.1 definition of the HTTP
GET/POST bindings has problems (they are not orthogonal to the portType).

   SOAP 1.2 Binding


       [MUST/SHOULD] Charter: It is expected that in the near-term future,
   Web services will be accessed largely through SOAP Version 1.2 (the
   XML-based protocol produced by the XML Protocol Working Group) carried
   over HTTP/1.1, or by means of simple HTTP/1.1 GET and POST requests. The
   Working Group will describe the following bindings:


             [MUST] SOAP Version 1.2; SOAP can be used over a variety of
   underlying protocols; the Working Group will provide a concrete SOAP
   Version 1.2 over HTTP binding.

             [SHOULD] HTTP/1.1 GET and POST requests.

   Arthur Ryman
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