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RE: SOAP 1.2 Part 0: Primer Editor's draft available for review

From: Nilo Mitra (EMX) <Nilo.Mitra@am1.ericsson.se>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 06:29:48 -0600
Message-ID: <C358DED30DFED41192E100508BB392278C3A64@eamrcnt716.exu.ericsson.se>
To: "'Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com'" <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>, Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Cc: "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Thanks for the text, Noah, which I'll include. For consistency, therefore, I'll drop the angle brackets from all the examples except those that show the HTTP and email bindings where I'll retain them and spell out that in these cases a particular XML 1.0 serialization has been chosen/shown.
Nilo

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com [SMTP:Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 28, 2001 9:42 PM
> To:	Jean-Jacques Moreau
> Cc:	Nilo Mitra (EMX); 'xml-dist-app@w3.org'
> Subject:	Re: SOAP 1.2 Part 0: Primer Editor's draft available for review
> 
> Jean-Jacques Moreau writes (regarding the primer):
> 
> >> You don't seem to be using <?xml ...?> consistently.
> 
> As we discussed at the ftf yesterday, SOAP 1.2 formally depends on 
> Infoset.  I think the primer needs to say something like: 
> 
> "Sample SOAP envelopes and messages are shown as XML 1.0 documents like 
> this:
> 
>         <soapenv:Envelope>
>                 ...
>         </soapenv:Envelope>
> 
> The SOAP Messaging Framework explains that SOAP messages are formally 
> specified as XML Infosets [reference to XML Infoset document], which is an 
> abstract description of their contents.  The distinction between and SOAP 
> XML Infosets and the corresponding XML documents is unlikely to be of 
> interest to those using this primer as an introduction to SOAP;  those who 
> do care (typically those who port SOAP to new network systems) should 
> understand these examples as referreing to the corresponding XML 
> Infosets."
> 
> From this we see that the use of <?xml .... ?> is primarily is really just 
> one of convention in the examples.  As Jean-Jacques says, the examples 
> should be made consistent.
> 
> By the way, although it does not affect the primer, the other place that 
> <?xml ... ?> is likely to show up is in the specification for particular 
> transport bindings that choose to send Envelopes in the form of XML 1.0 
> serializations. 
> 
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