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Re: SOAP/XML Protocol and filtering, etc.

From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2001 01:24:09 -0400
Message-Id: <200105080524.BAA26229@astro.cs.utk.edu>
To: "Dick Brooks" <dick@8760.com>
cc: "Keith Moore" <moore@cs.utk.edu>, "Henrik Frystyk Nielsen" <henrikn@microsoft.com>, "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@akamai.com>, ietf@ietf.org, xml-dist-app@w3.org
> SOAP messages can take many forms. SOAPAction provides the information
> needed by a generic message broker to dispatch a message to the appropriate
> handler, without requiring the message broker to have intimate knowledge of
> each SOAP message structure. The SOAPAction can serve as a "key" into a
> table of message processors. IMO, SOAPAction is conceptually similar to the
> MIME Content-type.

HTTP servers do not dispatch on content-type.

either you're dispatching on the URI or you're breaking compatibility with
HTTP.  

Keith
Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2001 01:24:22 GMT

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