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Re: Suggestion on application/soap{+xml} media type attribute

From: Christopher Ferris <chris.ferris@sun.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 11:01:25 -0500
Message-ID: <3C0BA1D5.3010600@sun.com>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
CC: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>, XML dist app <xml-dist-app@w3c.org>

SOAPAction is now OPTIONAL per agreement made at the
September f2f.



Mark Baker wrote:

>>As we are now defining a new media type, we no longer have this
>>constraint. Therefore, I suggest we consider defining an OPTIONAL media
>>type attribute as part of our new media type that can contain this
>>information, something like this:
>>	application/soap+xml; action="http://www.example.org/foo"
> Right.  I've been suggesting this for a while, though I've always
> named the parameter "namespace", because I always saw it as being the
> namespace of the immediate (assuming only one) child of the body
> element.  But I suppose "action" is more neutral with respect to the
> RPC use of SOAP.
> I support this proposal.
>>If we go this way we can in fact GET RID OF SOAPAction HTTP header field
>>altogether and make the link between the media type explicit hence
>>avoiding some of the confusion.
> There's other issues that we'd have to resolve before removing
> SOAPAction.  For example, do we want to also allow application/xml (as
> defined in RFC 3023) to be used?  I think we do, so some thought has to
> go into that.
> MB
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