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Re: Seeking clarification about the use of the HTTP binding

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 16:11:42 -0500
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>, www-ws-desc@w3.org, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041112211142.GJ4081@markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 02:47:01PM -0500, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Hmm.  So an interesting question is whether the HTTP binding ever sends a 
> 202.

Ah, good point.

It's unfortunate we (XMLP) chose to declare the state transition on
"200" rather than "2xx", but IIRC, there was considerable debate about
this point, as those promoting "protocol independence" feared that
exposing too much of HTTP to the application was a bad idea.  Support
for 2xx used to be there[1], but was removed and replaced by [2] as a
result (IIRC).

Sweet, sweet irony. 8-)

 [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-soap12-part2-20011217/#NFDC
 [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-soap12-part2-20030507/#httpoptionality

Mark.
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Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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