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RE: text/xml for SOAP (and XP) considered harmful

From: Mike Dierken <mike@DataChannel.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 09:43:20 -0800
Message-ID: <8E864C73E16B864BB594712EDB3C89A0409CC5@belmail2.datachannel.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Masinter [mailto:LMM@acm.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 9:59 AM
> 
> Actually, SOAP should use
>    application/soap+xml
> 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp [mailto:mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 9:54 PM
> 
>       NOTE: Section 14.1 of HTTP[RFC2616] does not support Accept
>       headers of the form "Accept: */*+xml" and so this header MUST NOT
>       be used in this way. Instead, content negotiation[RFC2703] could
>       potentially be used if an XML-based MIME type were needed.



Question: When people say 'SOAP should use application/soap+xml' (or
whatever mime type) - are we talking about the Accept header when SOAP is
carried over HTTP? Or are we talking about a header in the Envelope which
identifies the media type of the Body of the SOAP message?


Mike
Received on Wednesday, 13 December 2000 12:44:06 GMT

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