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Re: XP->SOAP/1.1 requirement mappings for R8xx (Intermediaries)

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@akamai.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 22:54:14 -0800
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Cc: XML Distributed Applications List <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010131225413.A18746@akamai.com>
On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 11:42:33AM -0800, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:

> >          SOAP doesn't have a firm conception of a protocol binding or
> >          the requirments placed upon it - HTTP is assumed.
> 
> I am not sure what you mean by "assume" - the SOAP spec refers several
> places to text indicating that HTTP is not assumed. An example is
> section 1.3 where it refers to example 1 [1]:
[snip]

I missed those the first time around. I'm still a bit uncomfortable
that SOAP doesn't place explicit requirements on future protocol
bindings, though.


> > * R811 - "... must define and accommodate processing intermediaries."
> > 
> >          SOAP accommodates processing intermediaries, but does not
> >          define them. See also R806 and R808.
> 
> I believe it does talk about intermediaries in the sense that it defines
> them as being SOAP processors like any other SOAP processor and defines
> a processing model for all SOAP processors. Is this what you are
> referring to?

I couldn't find a definition for something equivalent to 'processing
intermediary'. 



-- 
Mark Nottingham, Research Scientist
Akamai Technologies (San Mateo, CA)
Received on Thursday, 1 February 2001 01:54:17 GMT

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