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RE: Issue with encodingStyle

From: Matt Long <mlong@phalanxsys.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 10:58:45 -0600
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001201c1af2f$8abe5e20$34fff6d0@phalanxsys.com>
I would also like to see mixed encoding addressed. Specifically, how to
explicitly mark an element as literal XML.

Thx,

-Matt Long
Phalanx Systems, LLC

> -----Original Message-----
> From: xml-dist-app-request@w3.org
> [mailto:xml-dist-app-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Bob Cunnings
> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 10:49 AM
> To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Issue with encodingStyle
>
>
> Hello,
>
> I also shared these concerns... see
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2002Jan/0055.html
>
> but no response was elicited.
>
> rC
>
> > All,
> >
> > I want to raise an issue with the definition of the encodingStyle
> > attribute in Section 4.1 of SOAP 1.2 Part 1 [1].
> >
> > The spec says that encoded message "SHOULD" indicate their encoding
> > style using the encodingStyle attribute.
> >
> > It also says that if the encodingStyle attribute is set to
> "", no claims
> > are made about the encoding style of an elements contents.
> >
> > The spec does not say how to interpret the absence of an
> encodingStyle
> > attribute. However, given that encoded messages are not
> required to use
> > the encodingStyle attribute, I believe the absence of the
> does not mean
> > that the message is not encoded, but rather that it makes
> no claim about
> > its encoding (eqivalent to encodingStyle="").
> >
> > Can you please clarify the definition of the phrase "makes
> no claims"?
> > If a message does not include an encodingStyle attribute,
> does that mean
> > that:
> >
> > a) the message is NOT encoded
> > b) the message may or may not be encoded, it chose not to say
> > c) something else
> >
> > Based on the current spec, I think the answer is b. This is
> problematic
> > if a SOAP processor is trying to determine how to process a message.
> >
> > I'd like to see the spec revised so that:
> >
> > - messages whose content model is defined based on a set of encoding
> > rules *MUST* indicate their encoding sytle using the encodingStyle
> > attribute
> >
> > - elements without an explicitly stated encodingStyle have
> NO encoding
> > style, i.e., their format is explicitly defined via XSD or
> some other
> > mechanism (elements can turn off their parent's encoding style with
> > encodingStyle="")
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tim-
> >
> > [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-soap12-part1-20011217/#soapencattr
> >
>
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