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Re: Proposed resolution on use of XML base

From: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 12:57:00 +0100
Message-ID: <3BD6AC8C.4060303@sun.com>
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org, David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>, Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>, Paul Cotton <pcotton@microsoft.com>, Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
> David Orchard, Jonathan Marsh have been thinking more about the use of
> XML base in SOAP and think there are two things we have to do:
> 
> 1) SOAP 1.1 allows arbitrary URIs in all places where URIs are allowed.
> W3C specs must say something about XML base and relative URIs. SOAP 1.1
> didn't do that. With the move towards infoset in SOAP 1.2 we should be
> consistent and not introduce special cases if not needed. The reason is
> that it is not possible to disallow specific attributes and therefore
> hard to enforce exceptions. That is, we recommend that XML base is fully
> supported in SOAP 1.2.
> 
> 2) We should ensure that protocol bindings talk about whether they
> establish a base or not. The reason for this is that XML base is only
> one way to set a base URI, base URIs may also be set by the underlying
> protocol (XML base defines the relationship between multiple base URIs
> based on RFC 2396). HTTP already defines a base URI for all entities
> that it exchanges. If a content-location header field is present then
> that defines the base. Otherwise the base URI is defined by the
> Request-URI.
> 
> Hope this makes sense - comments?
> 
It does, +1 on both.

Regards,
Marc.

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Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
XML Technology Centre, Sun Microsystems.
Received on Wednesday, 24 October 2001 08:03:05 GMT

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