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

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 11:20:14 -0800
Message-ID: <008801c069f0$b6d14750$308f3b9d@redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Mark Baker" <mark.baker@canada.sun.com>, <mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp>
Cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Whether it is easier or not is always a difficult discussion but I agree that
it is a useful mechanism. All I am saying is that I don't want to have to
register and maintain a token in a central registry and have to provide a
special parser case in order to do that.

Henrik

> 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.
Received on Tuesday, 19 December 2000 14:21:01 GMT

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