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

From: Christopher Ferris <chris.ferris@sun.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 10:09:06 -0500
Message-ID: <3CAB1B12.5000906@sun.com>
To: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
CC: "Williams, Stuart" <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org

I too would prefer if the para in 7.1 said something like:

"Implementations of this binding MUST support, at a minimum, the media 
type "application/soap+xml" according to [12]  when transmitting SOAP 
Requests or Responses. See [12]  for parameters defined by this media 
type and their recommended usage."

I could also see adding a provision that REQUIRED the conneg
feature be implemented if additional media types are supported.

This would allow conformance as well as extensibility.



Marc Hadley wrote:

> +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.
> Regards,
> Marc.
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