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RE: SOAP/XML Protocol and filtering, etc.

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 08:47:12 -0700
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D034417A1@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Scott Lawrence" <slawrence@virata.com>, "Dick Brooks" <dick@8760.COM>
Cc: <moore@cs.utk.edu>, "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@akamai.com>, <ietf@ietf.org>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

Hi Scott,

Just as a heads-up - SOAP/1.1 [1] changed this to allow any URI in the
SOAPAction header field so this should not be a problem anymore.


[1] http://www.w3.org/tr/soap/

>As for the specific question that began this thread (whether the 
>SOAPAction header is useful or not), I can offer an implementation 
>perspective.  We've implemented the 0.9 version of SOAP as a part of 
>our UPnP implementation.  SOAP/0.9 is carried in HTTP and does 
>include the SOAPAction header.  It also includes the same 
>information (the action identifier) in the XML body of the message. 
>  We found the potential conflict between these to be a major pain 
>to deal with, especially since the namespace was represented 
>differently in the header and body (which meant that the comparison 
>had to be namespace-aware, it couldn't just be the equivalent of 
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