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RE: Proposals to address SOAPAction header

From: Daniela Florescu <daniela.florescu@propel.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 17:42:19 -0700
Message-ID: <A59E9E87D8CAD311B005009027AFC5F001F85D7D@exchg01.propel.com>
To: "'Mark Nottingham'" <mnot@akamai.com>, XML Distributed Applications List <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
I prefer the proposal B.

Dana Flosrecu

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Nottingham [mailto:mnot@akamai.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 6:42 AM
> To: XML Distributed Applications List
> Subject: Proposals to address SOAPAction header
> 
> 
> The W3C XML Protocol Working Group is attempting to address perceived
> and reported problems with the "SOAPAction" mechanism in the HTTP
> binding (see SOAP 1.1 Section 6.1.1 [1]). As part of this process,
> the WG wishes to solicit comments and guidence on two proposals it
> has generated, as below.
> 
> Comments must go to xmlp-comments@w3.org by 2001-06-18, and should
> address the proposals as they sit, and may optionally make general
> comments on resolution of issues with SOAPAction. Those representing
> the positions of particular groups or organisations are requested to 
> clearly identify themselves as such. The WG encourages additional   
> discussion on the xml-dist-app@w3.org mailing list.
> 
> Neither of the following options precludes equivalent functionality
> elsewhere.
> 
> Proposal A:
> Use of SOAPAction is discouraged. SOAPAction is an optional part of
> XMLP, supported but not required. Services MAY require SOAPAction and
> any software wishing to access those services MUST be able to send   
> it.
> 
> Proposal B:
> Use of SOAPAction is deprecated. Senders SHOULD NOT send SOAPAction.
> Receivers MUST NOT accept or reject messages on the basis of the
> presense, absence, or value of the SOAPAction header.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mark Nottingham
> for the W3C XML Protocol Working Group
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SOAP/#_Toc478383528
> 
> 
> -- 
> Mark Nottingham, Research Scientist
> Akamai Technologies (San Mateo, CA USA)
> 
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