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Re: text/xml for SOAP is incorrect

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 13:09:50 -0700
To: christopher ferris <chris.ferris@Sun.COM>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010918130945.A15373@mnot.net>

+1 (again...)

I don't think there's an issue against content-type, but there should
be. Probably needs to be registered in the same breath as we register
http headers, etc...



On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 12:20:03PM -0400, christopher ferris wrote:
> +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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Mark Nottingham
http://www.mnot.net/
 
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