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Re: text/xml for SOAP is incorrect

From: <mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 11:39:57 +0900 (LMT)
To: John_Barton@hpl.hp.com
Cc: distobj@acm.org, mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp, xml-dist-app@w3.org, simonstl@simonstl.com, dan@dankohn.com, ylafon@w3.org, hugo@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010920113957S.mmurata@trl.ibm.com>
If you have any questions or oppositions about RFC 3023 and even MIME
in general, please discuss at IETF.  Apparently, MIME issues belong to
W3C and do not belong to W3C.  It would be *very* unforunate if W3C
ignores IETF.

The mailing list for XML media types is IETF-XML-MIME.  Information 
about this ML is available at:

      http://www.imc.org/ietf-xml-mime/index.html

> A SOAP message is text: it can be read with text tools and
> it is encoded as XML so XML parsers can study it and parse
> further information without hints.  There should not be a
> different media type for XML sent to an "application"
> verses one sent to a "browser" (which is just another
> application).  The server should not assume the use of
> the media representation.

This is 100% different from how MIME people understand the top-level 
media type "text".

Cheers,

Makoto
Received on Wednesday, 19 September 2001 22:42:46 GMT

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