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

From: Jeffrey Kay <jkay@ENGENIA.COM>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 12:53:03 -0400
Message-ID: <45F51952AE8AD41180B3009027E5AF6E499B51@ENGENIA1>
To: "'Dick Brooks'" <dick@8760.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Dick --

I think I addressed much of your note in my last post, with the exception of
this --

> I agree, however that's not possible without changing the 
> SOAP spec to allow
> implementers to specify their own Content-types. All SOAP 
> messages carried
> via
> HTTP are Content-type: text/xml according to section 6 of the 
> SOAP spec,
> which
> states:
> 
> "HTTP applications MUST use the media type "text/xml" according to RFC
> 2376 [3] when including SOAP entity bodies in HTTP messages."

I think my take on this is pretty straightforward -- the spec should change
to reflect a more appropriate MIME type for XMLP (or SOAP), vis a vis
application/xmlp+xml or application/protocol+xml.   I believe that would
eliminate the SOAPAction header requirement and build a better stack.

Regards --

jeffrey kay <jkay@engenia.com>
chief technology officer, engenia software, inc. 
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