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Re: text/xml for SOAP is incorrect

From: christopher ferris <chris.ferris@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 12:20:03 -0400
Message-ID: <3BA622B3.1FE0EA82@Sun.COM>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
+1 to application/soap+xml

Mark Baker wrote:
> 
> Murata-san,
> 
> > 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.
> 
> I assume you're primarily suggesting that text/xml not be used, not that
> application/xml should be used.  I personally believe that
> application/soap+xml is the best choice as it;
> 
> - helps with the migration to application/xml once it can be assumed
> that XML processors dispatch on namespaces (see RFC 3023, last
> paragraph in Sec 3).
> - provides a syntactically cleaner place for holding information
> previously conveyed via SOAPAction (a parameter on the media type,
> which can't be done to application/xml without updating 3023)
> 
> Thanks for bringing this up again, it's an important point.
> 
> MB
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