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Presence of the detail element in a SOAP Fault indicating processing of the SOAP Body

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 14:32:16 -0700
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010910143216.C526@w3.org>
I noticed the following[1]:

   The absence of the detail element information item indicates that a
   SOAP Fault is not related to the processing of the SOAP Body. This can
   be used to find out whether the SOAP Body was at least partially
   processed by the ultimate SOAP receiver before the fault occurred, or
   not.

I think that such a statement is true if the message is processed in a
known order. For example, if the order if lexical, the absence of the
detail element means that the Body wasn't processed at all.

However, since section 2.5[2] leaves the order of processing at the
discretion of the SOAP node, I don't think that such a claim can be
made.

  1. http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/1/08/29/soap12-part1.html#soapfault
  2. http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/1/08/29/soap12-part1.html#procsoapmsgs
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