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Re: text/xml for SOAP is incorrect

From: John J. Barton <John_Barton@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 13:00:22 -0700
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To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org, dave@scripting.com
At 10:45 AM 9/20/2001 -0700, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>Anything sent by HTTP is transformable, unless it has a
>'no-transform' Cache-Control header associated.

And we cannot change this fact with Content-type.

>Additionally, it is an unfortunate truth that intermediaries may not
>honor no-transform, because the access provicer's policy is that the
>transformation is not optional.

And we cannot change this fact with Content-type either.

>application/xml implies that it may be XHTML.

But application/xml does not imply that it is XHTML either.

As far as your intermediaries are concerned what is wrong
with "SOAP messages SHOULD set Cache-Control to "no-transform"?

John J. Barton          email:  John_Barton@hpl.hp.com
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