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Re: text/xml for SOAP is incorrect

From: christopher ferris <chris.ferris@east.sun.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 07:49:29 -0400
Message-ID: <3BA88649.35E34E4@east.sun.com>
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
CC: christopher ferris <chris.ferris@Sun.COM>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Jacek Kopecky <jacek@idoox.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Henrik,

Certainly you agree that SOAP is it's own thing.
It just happens to also be XML. SOAP has its own process 
model. Why the resistance to a soap-specific
media type? Certainly seems mostly harmless to me.

Cheers,

Chris

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
> 
> >Sure, why not? You can reflect the SOAP version in a MIME
> >"version" parameter on the Content-Type header. Dispatchers
> >can choose whether to use this (or not) as they see fit. A
> >SOAP processor can make the determination as to support of the
> >namespace by inspecting the namespace and further dispatching
> >as needed (or loading the right modules, schema, whatever).
> 
> How is this different from regular XML processing to the degree that it
> requires a special content type?
> 
> Henrik
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