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RE: SOAPAction Proposal

From: Williams, Stuart <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 16:02:34 +0100
Message-ID: <5E13A1874524D411A876006008CD059F1925FC@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: "'Doug Davis'" <dug@us.ibm.com>, Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com
Cc: mnot@mnot.net, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Dug,

If we were to say SOAPAction is optional, for whom is it optional?

1) People deploying a Web Service?
2) People designing/developing a Web Service?
3) People designing/developing a (generic) Web Services Platform?
4) People designing/developing a (generic) Web Services Client platform?

BTW this is not to take a particular position wrt to the arguement, I just
find optional a little vague unless we are clear about who we intend to be
able to exercise the option.

Thanks,

Stuart

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Davis [mailto:dug@us.ibm.com]
> Sent: 04 September 2001 14:42
> To: Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com
> Cc: mnot@mnot.net; xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject: Re: SOAPAction Proposal
> 
> 
> Agreed - which is why I do think we should we say something
> along the lines of what's I've proposed [1] - which is just
> to say that it's optional (noting the change from soap 1.1)
> -Dug
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2001Aug/0266.html
> 
> 
> 
> Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com on 09/04/2001 09:27:31 AM
> 
> To:   Doug Davis/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS
> cc:   mnot@mnot.net, xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject:  Re: SOAPAction Proposal
> 
> 
> 
> Doug Davis writes:
> 
> >> We don't say "don't send a FOO header
> >> unless there is a particular purpose
> >> for it", so I'm not sure we should
> >> for SOAPAction.
> 
> Well, I have no strong feeling as to the right solution for 
> SOAPAction,
> but I do think it's presence in the SOAP v1.1 spec gives it 
> special status
> in our work.  I think users will expect us to give some 
> guidance regarding
> its use, even if we do so only in a note.
> 
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