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RE: SOAPAction Proposal

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 07:49:25 -0700
To: "'Martin Gudgin'" <marting@develop.com>, "XML Protocol Comments" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D0297CBC1@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

Unfortunately this doesn't work as namespace URI themselves can have a
'#' in them hence generating an invalid URI.

Think of the SOAPAction value as a sort of content type and how content
type is used for HTML and other formats. We could have had different
content type values for each HTML version - including with and without
tables, scripts, math, etc. etc.

But we didn't because the hint that this was "HTML" was good enough and
gave the right level of granularity for people who wanted to do an first
order filtering/inspection of the stuff.

Making a high level hint about the content tightly bound to the specific
instance of a specific message is fundamentally a bad idea.


>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;
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2001 10:51:45 UTC

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