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{http cookies} prohibited inconsistently

From: Jonathan Marsh <jonathan@wso2.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 07:03:57 -0800
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
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Section 5 of Adjuncts includes:

 

*	{http
<http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/wsdl20/wsdl20-adjuncts.htm
l?content-type=text/html;%20charset=utf-8#property-Binding.httpcookies#prope
rty-Binding.httpcookies>  cookies} on Binding
<http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/wsdl20/wsdl20.html#compone
nt-Binding>  components, as defined in
<http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/wsdl20/wsdl20-adjuncts.htm
l?content-type=text/html;%20charset=utf-8#http-cookies-decl#http-cookies-dec
l> 6.9 Specifying the Use of HTTP Cookies. This property can be used only
when the underlying protocol is HTTP.

 

The last sentence seems to be placed strangely.  In the introduction to the
list of http properties, the spec says the properties:

 

"when the SOAP binding uses HTTP as the underlying protocol, for example,
when the value of the {soap
<http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/wsdl20/wsdl20-adjuncts.htm
l?content-type=text/html;%20charset=utf-8#property-Binding.soapunderlyingpro
tocol#property-Binding.soapunderlyingprotocol>  underlying protocol}
property of the Binding
<http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/desc/wsdl20/wsdl20.html#compone
nt-Binding>  component is "http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap/bindings/HTTP/".

 

So the properties are allowed and have defined meaning when HTTP is the
underlying protocol.  The other properties are allowed when some other
underlying protocol is used, but there is no defined meaning for them.
Except for {http cookies} which is prohibited.  Why is {http cookies}
special?

 

Shouldn't these properties all be prohibited when the protocol isn't HTTP?
(E.g. move the sentence "These properties can be used only when the
underlying protocol is HTTP." To the introduction to the list.   Or should
this inconsistent prohibition of the {http cookies} property be simply
stricken?

 

Jonathan Marsh -  <http://www.wso2.com> http://www.wso2.com -
<http://auburnmarshes.spaces.live.com> http://auburnmarshes.spaces.live.com

 

 
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