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Re: Another try at HTTP binding

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 18:05:30 -0500
To: Jean-Jacques Moreau <jean-jacques.moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Cc: Web Services Description <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1074726330.16421.145.camel@jfouffa.w3.org>

On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 11:38, Jean-Jacques Moreau wrote:
> Philippe, is there any chance you could provide a diff over the 
> existing spec text (or any other mechanism that you might deem 
> appropriate), to make it easier to evaluate your proposed changes?

Jean-Jacques, here is the document:
http://www.w3.org/2004/01/21-httpbinding.html

Note: to avoid messing up the Part 3, I'm working on a standalone
version of HTTP binding document. The intent is to fold it into our
current documents after appropriate reviews and changes.

I rewrote the proposal to make it closer to the approach taken by XForms
1.0. As Mark noted, XForms 1.0 does not allow you to put data into the
path of the URI. I left it in the document however, marked with an issue
on it (as discussed during last week teleconference).

Changes from earlier proposals:
- HTTP POST does no longer let you put data into the URI.
- List of simple types are no longer as pairs of name/value, but instead
using a single pair (that simplify the definition of the URI style).
- New attribute to select the character separator in URIs.
- New mechanism to select the serialization format (and the HTTP method
at the same time).
- Introduced the URI and Multipart operation styles.

I still didn't manage to come up with a proposal for HTTP headers,
especially since we don't @headers attribute anymore.

Issues are inline in the document.

Philippe
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2004 18:06:34 GMT

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