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Re: SOAP concerns

From: Christopher Ferris <chris.ferris@sun.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 10:30:15 -0400
Message-ID: <3BC6FE77.4040900@sun.com>
To: Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com
CC: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>, Marwan Sabbouh <ms@mitre.org>, "Denning,Paul B." <pauld@mitre.org>, "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Agreed, what I was referring to was the convention aspect
of what goes in the Body (or headers for that matter). It need
not follow the RPC convention described in SOAP1.1 or SOAP1.2 for
that matter.



Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com wrote:

> Chris Ferris writes:
>>>SOAP doesn't mandate what can go in the SOAP Body at all.
> Actually that's not quite true.  It requires that the child of a header 
> body be namespace qualified [1].  That's crucial, because the SOAP 
> processing model mandates that you only process header or body entries for 
> which you "understand" the corresponding specification.  The spec makes 
> clear that such "understanding" is indeed keyed to the namespace-qualified 
> name of those child elements [2]:
> "A SOAP header block is said to be understood by a SOAP node if the 
> software at that SOAP node has been written to fully conform to and 
> implement the semantics conveyed by the combination of local name and 
> namespace name of the outer-most element information item of that block."
> Those mechanisms apply uniformly whether the content is RPC [3] or not. 
> So, not only does SOAP say something about what goes into headers and 
> body, I think the answer is key to dealing with some of Roger's concerns.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-soap12-part1-20011002/#soaphead
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-soap12-part1-20011002/#muprocessing
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-soap12-part2-20011002/#soapforrpc
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