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Re: Clarification on use of encodingStyle attribute

From: Herve Ruellan <ruellan@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 16:47:43 +0100
Message-ID: <3C98AF1F.6020303@crf.canon.fr>
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org, soap@zaks.demon.co.uk, Martin Gudgin <marting@develop.com>
Henrik,

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
>  [snip]
> As a result, it makes sense to allow encodingStyle on Body - it doesn't
> apply to the Body element information item but to its contents. On the
> other hand, it doesn't make sense to put the attribute on the Envelope
> and Header element information items as Header blocks don't follow any
> particular encoding style and neither does Envelope contents.

I think it would be usefull to allow the use of the SOAP Data Model and 
of the SOAP Encoding in the content of Header blocks.

If we allow this, I think we should follow the same reasoning for the 
Envelope and Header element information items as for the Body element 
information item: the encodingStyle attribute is allowed on all these, 
it doesn't apply on these but only on contained element information 
items for which an encodingStyle is meaningfull.

In this way, by defining the encodingStyle for the Envelope element 
information items, a sender is able to define once the encoding it used 
for a Header block content, for the Body content...

Does it make sense ?

Hervé.
Received on Wednesday, 20 March 2002 10:49:46 GMT

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