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Re: Comments and element content for serialization

From: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 02:32:54 -0400
To: "Martin Gudgin" <marting@develop.com>
Cc: "Rich Salz" <rsalz@zolera.com>, "W3C XP" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF39D691B6.F37EA4A5-ON85256A61.0001D127@lotus.com>
Gudge writes:

>> Section 5 allows what schema allows WRT simple types.

True, but I think the situation is a bit more subtle than this, and I 
believe it does merit some clarifications in future versions of SOAP/XMLP. 
 You are right that SOAP effectively references the datatypes 
specification of schemas for its simple types, even when schemas or WSDL 
is not being used for overall validation.  However, it's my recollation 
that the statement that documents are to be viewed per the infoset 
specification is in the schema structures spec, which is not currently 
referenced by or required for SOAP. 

While I agree with those who say that SOAP should not depend on W3C XML 
schema structures, or any other fixed schema language (though it should 
work well with them), I do think it would make sense to indicate that SOAP 
message documents are indeed interpreted as infosets.  I believe that 
would make clear the behavior that you are already inferring.  Thanks. 

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