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MEP in SOAP1.2

From: Naresh Agarwal <nagarwal@in.firstrain.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 19:25:49 +0530
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SOAP essentially represents one-way message and hence is stateless.

Now in order to implement various message-exchange patterns in SOAP (request-response, one way request, request-multiple response etc.), sender need to PASS the INFORMATION regarding the type of exchange, whether request-response, one way request, request-multiple response etc to the receiver in some way.  
As far as i have understood (i may be wrong), SOAP 1.2 says that this can be achieved by using the features provided by an underlying protocol and/or application-specific information.
1)Does application-specific information means that SOAP headers would be used to pass such information? Also does SOAP 1.2 says anything about the syntax and semantics of information passed in SOAP headers?
2)Features probvided by underlying protocols mean using MEP. If we talk about HTTP, then do we use some HTTP header to pass this information? else how does we pass this information (type of exchange) using HTTP.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Naresh Agarwal
Received on Monday, 1 July 2002 09:38:54 UTC

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