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RE: Issue 32: SOAP 1.1 support

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 09:15:02 -0000
Message-ID: <2B7789AAED12954AAD214AEAC13ACCEF0FFF1EF6@i2km02-ukbr.domain1.systemhost.net>
To: <dorchard@bea.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Support for both versions of SOAP in WSDL 2.0 is going to be key in migrating from 
WSDL 1.1 to WSDL 2.0.

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org on behalf of David Orchard 
	Sent: Wed 21/01/2004 00:16 
	To: www-ws-desc@w3.org 
	Subject: Issue 32: SOAP 1.1 support 

	BEA Systems has considerable reservations about any decision to not support
	SOAP 1.1 in WSDL 2.0. While we understand much of the motivation - that SOAP
	1.1 is a W3C Note only and the desire to simplify WSDL 2.0 scope - we
	believe that this could harm the adoption of WSDL 2.0 and even SOAP 1.2.
	We believe that companies will be deploying both SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2
	solutions. Unfortunately, WSDL 1.1 does not have an elegent mechanism for
	description SOAP 1.2. We have already heard customer pushback on SOAP 1.2
	because of this deficit. That implies that WSDL 2.0 is the solution for
	those wanting to describe SOAP 1.2 deployment. But it is unlikely that
	customers, and all their business partners that they communicate using SOAP
	1.1 will all upgrade to SOAP 1.2 and WSDL 2.0 at the same time. This means
	they will be deploying SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2, and described by WSDL 1.1 and
	WSDL 2.0 respectively.
	We believe that requiring both WSDL 1.1 and WSDL 2.0 to co-exist in customer
	and their partner sites will prove too high a barrier for many customers to
	adopt WSDL 2.0. We also believe that even if someone supports WSDL 2.0 and
	SOAP 1.2 their business partners will still continue to use SOAP 1.1 as the
	transition to SOAP 1.2 will take time.  We are also seeing that
	specifications are being published that have explicit support for SOAP 1.1
	and SOAP 1.2. further evidence of a mixture of deployment in the industry.
	Therefore it is important that it be possible to describe SOAP 1.1
	communications in WSDL 2.0 so that a WSDL 2.0 compliant system can continue
	to interact with existing partners.
	We ask the group to consider resolving Issue 32 in favour of SOAP 1.1

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