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RE: Questions about the SOAP 2.1 draft

From: Jones, Matthew <MJones@NetSilicon.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 12:01:30 -0400
Message-ID: <AD77174F26BFD411BE7B00508BFDF562108A90@newbury.netsilicon.com>
To: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Mark wrote: 
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 07:05:01PM -0400, Jones, Matthew wrote:
> > I have a few questions about the 1.2 draft:
> > 
> > 1.  There is discussion about SOAP over HTTP, but it doesn't specify
> > what version of HTTP is expected although all references are to HTTP
> > 1.1.  Is there a requirement or expectation of version 1.1.  I think
> > that some of the processing (for an implementation) can be 
> simplified if
> > only HTTP 1.1 was supported.
> 
> HTTP/1.1 is a superset of HTTP/1.0; if you support HTTP/1.1, you must
> support interacting with 1.0 clients and servers. While it would be
> considerably simpler to implement only chunked encoding for
> persistence (for example), content-length is an equally valid means
> of persistence in 1.1, and must be supported.
> 

Well you pretty much read my mind.  Unfortunately this is what I
expected, it would be nice however if the specification made it clear
exactly what they meant by HTTP (a pointer to RFC 2616 for example).

Matthew Jones
mjones@netsilicon.com
 
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