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RE: Proposed Edits to "Framework" spec for header/body distinctio n.

From: Noah Mendelsohn <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 10:07:34 -0500
To: skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Cc: "xml-dist-app" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF2B5F4DBD.E43EA1D7-ON85256B18.0052EC07@pok.ibm.com>

Stuart Williams writes:

>> I do find it uneven to talk of header
>> blocks and the SOAP Body.

I'm not hung up on this either, but I thought the wg specifically asked me
to get rid of the term body block.  The intention, I think, was to
emphasize the asymmetry between headers, where blocks have very formal
standing in the architecture, and the body, for which we now say
essentially nothing about the substructure or interpretation.  If there are
multiple children of <body>, we're leaving it completely to the app at the
ultimate recipient to determine the significance.  That's not true of
headers, for which we mandate interpretation of each child as a block.

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