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Re: [i95, i22] - Proposal for clarifying use of SOAPAction

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 16:22:56 +0800
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010503162256.D31985@w3.org>
* Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com> [2001-04-27 11:12-0400]
> We could have used the media type but that makes it impossible to
> distinguish posting a SOAP message as just data vs. as a SOAP HTTP
> request. Also, it is much harder to define nested bindings like MIME
> multipart/related [2] as they already have defined media types and we
> would then have to special case this or have the server look through the
> message to see whether there is a SOAP message hidden in there
> somewhere.

Could you please elaborate on that?

For example, using text/xml for plain XML and application/soap+xml (or
something else) for a processable SOAP message would do the job.

> [2] http://www.w3.org/tr/soap-attachments
Hugo Haas - W3C
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