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

From: Mark Baker <mark.baker@canada.sun.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 13:20:27 -0500
Message-ID: <3A3FA6EB.D183E624@canada.sun.com>
To: mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org
I don't believe it only works for single namespace documents, though
perhaps for a different definition of "works" 8-).  Being able to
MIME-dispatch to a SOAP/XP processor by using the
application/[xp|soap]+xml media type means never having to assume
dispatching on XML namespaces in the XML processor.

Assigning responsibility for XML namespace dispatching to an application
processor (XP/SOAP in this case) is a lot easier to deploy than
assigning it to XML processors.


mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp wrote:
> > As the convention only works for single namespace XML documents and this
> > is extremely unlikely to be the case for SOAP messages, this tells me
> > that in fact your proposal doesn't apply to SOAP messages.
> You are right.  Then, application/xml is more appropriate.
> <warning>Speaking for himself only</warning>
> IBM Tokyo Research Lab / International University of Japan, Research Institute
> MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given)
Received on Tuesday, 19 December 2000 13:16:45 UTC

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