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

From: Marc J. Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 14:43:46 +0100
Message-ID: <3AF2B212.96C0E116@sun.com>
To: mario.jeckle@daimlerchrysler.com
CC: xml-dist-app@w3c.org
mario.jeckle@daimlerchrysler.com wrote:
> 
> But when the SOAPAction as HTTP header field is required to contain only
> information which is derivable from the message's content, why not directly
> looking into the content ...?
> 
The main reason is that parsing the SOAP envelope is a relatively costly
operation compared to looking at the SOAPAction value. So if you are an
HTTP intermediary (not a XMLP intermediary) or endpoint then you don't
have to launch an XML parser on the contents of the entity body to
obtain some (limited) information on the contents of the message.

Marc.

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