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Re: SOAP 1.2 consolidated requirements

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 09:44:36 +0100
Message-ID: <3C91B474.643FCD22@crf.canon.fr>
To: ryman@ca.ibm.com
CC: Web Service Description <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

I did not change any requirement, I did a simple cut-and-paste from the latest
requirement document [1], where the priority for the HTTP/GET binding is set at
SHOULD. (I think this came out of the prioritisation exercise that was done to
help us deal with the most urgent requirements first. Notice this requirement
has not been discussed yet, it's a DR, not an R, so we will have the
possibility to change this back to a MUST, if the WG agrees.)

BTW, I tend to agree with you, this should be a MUST.


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-desc/2002Mar/0030.html

ryman@ca.ibm.com wrote:

> 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
>    DR061
>        [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:
>           1.
>              [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.
>           2.
>              [SHOULD] HTTP/1.1 GET and POST requests.
>    DR062
>    Arthur Ryman
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