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Re: text/xml for SOAP is incorrect

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 09:22:40 -0400
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20010917092127.01895a68@pop3.east.ora.com>
To: mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Cc: dan@dankohn.com
At 10:16 PM 9/17/2001 +0900, mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp wrote:
>Dear the XML Protocol WG,
>
>As a co-author of RFC 3023 (XML Media Types), I repeat my claim.  Use
>of text/xml for SOAP is incorrect.  Please use application/xml,
>instead.

And I'll add that there is substantial resistance in the IETF for using 
text/ for anything except (non-technical) human-readable content.  text/xml 
for SOAP is flashing a red flag in the face of that expectation.

Another RFC 3023 co-author,

Simon St.Laurent
Associate Editor
O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Received on Monday, 17 September 2001 09:22:43 GMT

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