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RE: text/xml for SOAP is incorrect

From: Mike Dierken <mike@DataChannel.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 13:53:12 -0700
Message-ID: <8E864C73E16B864BB594712EDB3C89A002C70777@belmail2.datachannel.com>
To: "'Andrew Layman'" <andrewl@microsoft.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Cc: dave@scripting.com

> Another question, which may have been addressed in a message I
> overlooked, but what if a SOAP message per the application/soap+xml
> proposal were contained in a MIME multipart structure?  In this case,
> the top-level MIME type would make no mention of SOAP (or would it?
> How?)  If so, how would a processor of the message make the 
> correct and
> rapid messing-with or dispatching decisions?
If the MIME 'envelope' (outer content-type in multipart/related) isn't SOAP
the the message isn't SOAP.
If intermediaries are built to look at portions of a message, they have to
scan the stream... (which is pretty efficient with a Boyer-Moore algorithm.)

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