W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > xml-dist-app@w3.org > March 2001

RE: text/xml for SOAP (and XP) considered harmful

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 08:03:42 -0800
Message-ID: <003101c0a269$345056c0$98061812@redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Mike Dierken" <mike@DataChannel.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
This was discussed at some length in

    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2000Dec/0152.html

with the somewhat lukewarm "conclusion" that the "+" notion is not suited for
SOAP:

    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2000Dec/0198.html

Unfortunately I never think we never got an explanation to why the "+" syntax
would be useful as compared to other solutions.

For now I suggest you go with text/xml which is what SOAP/1.1 says and use the
SOAPAction header for finer granulation filtering. Whether "text/" is a
suitable choice is a discussion not particularly targeted SOAP as such.

Henrik

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Dierken [mailto:mike@DataChannel.com]
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 14:25
To: 'xml-dist-app@w3.org'
Subject: RE: text/xml for SOAP (and XP) considered harmful




Currently SOAP uses 'text/xml'. Some people say it should be
application/xml. Extra info like 'text/soap+xml' has been proposed.

What is the final thoughts?

Has anyone thought about using 'message/soap+xml' rather than
'text' or 'application'?
Received on Thursday, 1 March 2001 11:04:19 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 7 December 2009 10:58:58 GMT