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HTTP Method selection

From: Youenn Fablet <youenn.fablet@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 11:40:26 +0100
To: www-ws-desc <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-id: <4577EF9A.9000601@crf.canon.fr>

Reading section 6.3.1 of the latest draft, the presence of the safe 
property may change the selected HTTP method (GET or POST typically).
If we have operation foo that is marked as safe:
   - a processor supporting the HTTP binding and the safety extension 
will select the GET method for operation foo
   - a processor supporting the HTTP binding but not the safety 
extension will select the POST method for operation foo
This may prevent interoperability.
To ensure interoperability, the engagement of the HTTP binding extension 
should in fact generally imply the engagement of the safety extension.
The cost of the safety extension being low, I think it makes sense to 
tighten the link between the safety and HTTP extensions.
   Youenn
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