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Re: SOAP and xml-stylesheet PIs (was Re: SOAP services as database query interfaces / SOAP design patterns?)

From: Max Froumentin <mf@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 12:04:58 +0100
To: www-ws@w3.org
Message-ID: <864r9vcqhx.fsf@sophia.inria.fr>

Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org> writes:

> Note that one way to see the problem is that a SOAP processor could do
> an HTTP request indicating that it wants an application/soap+xml
> reply, whereas a browser could make a similar request indicating that
> it wants an application/xhtml+xml reply, using content negotiation, in
> which case the problem vanishes.

I think that this is better than the stylesheet PI. Allowing that
particular PI in SOAP would make it possible to use any PI, which is
clearly not what the WG wants.

We're going back to the original point: the stylesheet PI is not a
particularly good way to associate style with content (although it is
convenient), and I don't think we should mandate SOAP to allow it just
for the particular case of displaying messages in a browser,
especially if it can be achieved by another mechanism, such as the one
you describe.

Now if people think that allowing PIs in SOAP is acceptable, then it
is a different story.

Cheers,

Max.
Received on Tuesday, 3 December 2002 06:05:29 GMT

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