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Re: [TBTF] proposed edits for incorporating conneg feature for HT TP binding

From: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 14:52:41 +0100
Message-ID: <3CAB0929.5000803@sun.com>
To: "Williams, Stuart" <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: "'Christopher Ferris'" <chris.ferris@sun.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Williams, Stuart wrote:

> I have a number of concerns with the direction that this is now going. 
> 1) The original motivation for the discussion, as I recall, was directed at
> the resolution of Issue #61 [1]. I think what is proposed in [2] is
> no-longer focussed on that, indeed as far as I can tell it defines a binding
> that is (possibly deliberately) incapable of supporting *any* attachment
> scheme.

+1, mandating use of application/soap+xml as the only supported encoding 
prevents use of, e.g SOAP+attachements, with this binding. I brought 
this up on the latest TBTF call. I would prefer a more flexible approach 
  where other content types may also be used with the content 
negotiation feature being used to reach agreement on a mutually 
supported encoding.

Pretty much every SOAP implementation supports attachments. If we go with the proposed formulation then an implementation that supports attachements cannot be said to conform to our binding, only perhaps to interoperate with it.



Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
XML Technology Centre, Sun Microsystems.
Received on Wednesday, 3 April 2002 09:10:03 UTC

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