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Media type encoding parameter?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 23:22:32 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200112210422.XAA24673@markbaker.ca>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
While writing the interoperability section of the media type, I
realized that there may be a need for an additional optional parameter
on the SOAP media type for specifying the encoding style[1].

The reason I think it would be useful is that it would help a
receiving processor know whether or not they could process the message
without breaking into the body, as with action/SOAPAction.

Usage;

 Content-Type; application/soap+xml; encoding="http://.."

Issues;
- good idea or not?
- name?  "encoding"?  "encodingstyle"?  "encstyle"?  "soapenc"?

 [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part1/#soapencattr

MB
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