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RE: Soap Message Canonicalization (SM-C14N)

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 16:04:21 -0500
To: henrikn@microsoft.com
Cc: "Marc Hadley" <marc.hadley@sun.com>, rsalz@zolera.com, "xml-dist-app" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF5ABB222E.769C4EDF-ON85256B66.00747772@lotus.com>
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen writes:

>> >Suggestion:  "SOAP requires that 'header blocks be processed in
>> >a manner fully conformant with the specification for that block' [1].
>> >Such specifications MUST indicate (a) the situations, if any in which
>> >an intermediary is to 're-insert' a header block into a relayed
>> >SOAP message and (b) any constraints on the position within the
>> >relayed header at which the re-insertion is to occur."
>> >Editorial wordsmithing is required, but I think this is the
>> >right approach.
>> 
>> I tend to see this more as a guideline than a hard, testable
>> requirement.

I think it's a fairly hard requirement on the specification 
for a module that requires re-insertion. It's not machine
testable, necessarily, but one certainly can look at such
a specification ask:  "does it tell you whether to reinsert,
and if so where?".

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