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Re: [SOAP Encoding Issue] Most to least specific encodingStyles,HOW?

From: Rich Salz <rsalz@zolera.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 10:02:57 -0500
Message-ID: <3BE012A1.25986F32@zolera.com>
To: Christopher Ferris <chris.ferris@sun.com>
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org
> I don't see XMI as being multiple encodings. What I meant
> was use of mixed encodings (a little bit of this, a smattering of
> that...)

We seem to have consensus that encodingStyle should be a single URI, not
a list of them in increasing order of specificity.

BTW, I only just realized one way the current specification could be
useful; the sender could refine Sec5 encoding to indicate that no
strings are shared (e.g., pointer_default(unique) in DCE/COM, or
"noalias" in an ANSI C draft). I still think it's too complicated to
deal with, since you can get mostly (exactly?) the same effect by using
the "official" encoding URI as a prefix (last half of penultimate
paragraph of 4.1.1.

We use multiple encodings within a single SOAP message; it's the only
way we can do SOAP RPC where one of the parameters is XML.  The first
and last paragraphs of 4.1.1 (SOAP v1.1) make this possible.
	/r$
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