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Re: XP Service URIs

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@akamai.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 14:22:00 -0800
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Cc: rden@loc.gov, XML Distributed Applications List <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20001121142159.D8965@akamai.com>

Confused - the service URI will most likely *not* be the XMLNS of the

On Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 02:16:47PM -0800, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
> > I think it would be good to require the envelope to *support* 
> > identification of
> > the URI. I don't necessarily think that the URI should be a 
> > required element.
> SOAP [2] depends on XML namespaces to identify SOAP modules (using
> terminology from [1]). The question is then to say whether XML NS are
> mandatory or optional and at what level. 
> SOAP requires that all immediate child elements of the SOAP Header
> element MUST be namespace-qualified and that all immediate child
> elements of the SOAP Body element MAY be namespace-qualified.
> Given the division between headers and body I think this is a reasonable
> choice although one could argue that the latter could be a SHOULD. As
> SOAP doesn't depend on anything lower than the immediate child elements
> of Header and Body, it makes sense not to say anything about how Modules
> use XML NS.
> Henrik
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xp-terms-01.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/SOAP

Mark Nottingham, Research Scientist
Akamai Technologies (San Mateo, CA)
Received on Tuesday, 21 November 2000 17:22:32 UTC

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