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Soap Messages with Attachments issues

From: John J. Barton <John_Barton@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 16:22:40 -0700
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Last year around this time Satish Thatte, Henrik, and
I published "Soap Messages with Attachments"[1] (aka SwA)
as a W3C note.  It provides a mechanism based on MIME
for creating messages that combine SOAP with non-SOAP
and esp. non-XML formatted data. While the XMLP working
group has resolved issues that transform SOAP into a
standard, a number of SOAP implementations have tried out
the SwA approach.  From what I have heard, these trials
have found SwA to be useful.  The next step would be an
effort to resolve ambiguities or inconsistencies in SwA
that prevent interoperation and to insure it integrates
with other specifications.

Whether that is taken up by this Working Group or not,
a rapid resolution of any problems in SwA would greatly
enhanced by a running start. I would appreciate email
from anyone with suggestions for SwA at
John_Barton@hpl.hp.com [2].  I am especially interested in
implementation experiences and volunteers to verify changes
should they be required. I will compile a list and post
a pointer back here.

At the risk of repeating: please send email so we don't
slow progress on SOAP 1.2 with SwA discussions here (yet ;-).

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SOAP-attachments
[2] mailto:John_Barton@hpl.hp.com

John J. Barton          email:  John_Barton@hpl.hp.com
MS 1U-17  Hewlett-Packard Labs
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