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

From: Williams, Stuart <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 16:50:50 -0000
Message-ID: <5E13A1874524D411A876006008CD059F1927CA@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: "'Noah Mendelsohn'" <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Hi Noah,

Yeap... I guess the penny has dropped! I'm ok with it, I may even come to
like it! On one level it emphasises the opaqueness of whatever is in the
body, which feels a bit more like a traditional protocol oriented
header/body distinction.

Thanks,

Stuart

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Noah Mendelsohn [mailto:Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com]
> Sent: 04 December 2001 15:08
> To: skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Cc: xml-dist-app
> Subject: RE: Proposed Edits to "Framework" spec for header/body
> distinctio n.
> 
> 
> 
> 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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