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RE: SOAP/XML Protocol and filtering, etc.

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 17:43:30 -0700
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D0297CBED@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Keith Moore" <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Cc: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@akamai.com>, <ietf@ietf.org>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

>> The meaning of SOAPAction is not to say that "this is a stockquote 
>> service" but to say that "I am sending you a SOAP message of a type 
>> that is part of a stock quote service".
>
>okay, fine.  but why bother exposing this in the request header at all?

Because it can be hard to deduce from the message - especially as
messages may be composed of many pieces from other places using SOAP's
modular extensibility mechanism (headers). In a sense this is similar to
that a media type can be hard to guess based on the entity alone. 

Henrik
Received on Monday, 7 May 2001 22:09:14 GMT

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