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RE: SOAPAction Proposal

From: Dick Brooks <dick@8760.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 08:51:19 -0500
To: "Martin Gudgin" <marting@develop.com>, "XML Protocol Comments" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBKFNNMLADLFMLGJCNOECOCFAA.dick@8760.com>
>The value of SOAPAction *must* be the namespace URI and local name of the
>first element child of soap:Body separated by a #. If the value of
>SOAPAction does not contain that value the server *must* generate a fault.

There are cases in ebXML where the body contains no child elements. I
presume that other
SOAP message will also contain empty Body elements. In these cases would the
SOAPAction
contain "".

Thanks,

Dick Brooks (ebXML liaison)
http://www.8760.com/






-----Original Message-----
From: xml-dist-app-request@w3.org [mailto:xml-dist-app-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Martin Gudgin
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 4:07 AM
To: XML Protocol Comments
Subject: SOAPAction Proposal


I've been reading the mails on SOAPAction, there seems to be some sentiment
for the idea that the value of SOAPAction should reflect some information in
the body of the message. Here is a proposal for discussion;

The value of SOAPAction *must* be the namespace URI and local name of the
first element child of soap:Body separated by a #. If the value of
SOAPAction does not contain that value the server *must* generate a fault.

e.g.

POST someuri HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: text/xml
Content-Length: nnnn
SOAPAction: myuri#myelement

<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap='uri for soap' >
  <soap:Body>
    <m:myelement xmlns:m='myuri' />
  </soap:Body>
</soap:Envelope>

Note that currently SOAPAction can be anything, it doesn't need to reflect
any piece of information in the body of the message. This proposal is
similar ( if not identical... ) to the SOAPMethodName in SOAP 1.0[1]

Flames, comments etc. to the usual address,

Martin Gudgin
DevelopMentor

[1] http://www.soaprpc.com/mirror/ietf/draft-box-http-soap-01.txt.html
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2001 09:42:07 GMT

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