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Re: Media type encoding parameter?

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 09:16:52 +0100 (CET)
To: Christopher Ferris <chris.ferris@sun.com>
cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0201040915020.24794-100000@mail.idoox.com>
 Chris,
 I don't think that this is enough of a reason for overloading
the type. And anyway, any MIME-based protocol can add a
SOAPAction MIME header so it _can_ translate across different
protocols. I doubt non-MIME-based protocols would use MIME type
in its full form, i.e. possibly with parameters. Is there such a
protocol?
 Best regards

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Senior Architect, Systinet (formerly Idoox)
                   http://www.systinet.com/



On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Christopher Ferris wrote:

 > because as an HTTP header, it doesn't translate across
 > different communication protocols, whereas as a mime
 > parameter on Content-Type, it could be used in any
 > communication protocol capable of mime content.
 >
 > Cheers,
 >
 > Chris
 >
 > Jacek Kopecky wrote:
 >
 > >  Chris,
 > >  why do you think "action" (as explained for SOAPAction - the
 > > "intent" of the message) belongs to the MIME _type_ of the
 > > message?
 > >  I think intent and type are two different, orthogonal things.
 > >
 > >                    Jacek Kopecky
 > >
 > >                    Senior Architect, Systinet (formerly Idoox)
 > >                    http://www.systinet.com/
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > > On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Christopher Ferris wrote:
 > >
 > >  > I much prefer Henrik's suggested addition of an
 > >  > action parameter in the mime header over the SOAPAction
 > >  > HTTP header. I also think that charset is appropriate,
 > >  > but that's about all.
 > >  >
 > >  > Cheers,
 > >  >
 > >  > Chris
 > >  >
 > >  >
 > >  >  >  > Including "action"?  I thought Henrik described its value well.  I had
 > >  >  >  > suggested the same thing a few months earlier too.
 > >  >  >
 > >  >  >  Excluding "action". This parameter (if it's what is represented
 > >  >  > by the SOAPAction header now), IMO, does not belong to the MIME
 > >  >  > _type_ of the message. But in any case the reasons for SOAPAction
 > >  >  > have been considered good enough by the WG and I don't want to
 > >  >  > object to this resolution now.
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 > >  >  >                    Jacek Kopecky
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 > >  >  >                    Senior Architect, Systinet (formerly Idoox)
 > >  >  >                    http://www.systinet.com/
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Received on Friday, 4 January 2002 03:16:54 GMT

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