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Re: Clarifying optionality of HTTP binding

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 18:44:46 -0500
To: "Henrik Frystyk Nielsen" <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFCE56C499.90C0A08A-ON85256B83.0081966E@lotus.com>
<original>
"The purpose of the SOAP HTTP binding is to provide a binding of SOAP to
HTTP. It is important to note that use of the SOAP HTTP binding is
optional and that nothing precludes the specification of different
bindings to other protocols, or indeed to define other bindings to HTTP.
Because of the optionality of using the SOAP HTTP binding, it is NOT a
requirement to implement it as part of a SOAP node."
</original>

<proposed>
"The purpose of the SOAP HTTP binding is to provide a binding of SOAP to
HTTP. It is important to note that use of the SOAP HTTP binding is
optional and that nothing precludes the specification of different
bindings to other protocols, or indeed to define other bindings to HTTP.
Because of the optionality of using the SOAP HTTP binding, it is NOT a
requirement to implement it as part of a SOAP node.  A node that does correctly 
and completely implement the HTTP binding me to be said to "conform to the 
SOAP 1.2 HTTP binding.""
</proposed>

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"Henrik Frystyk Nielsen" <henrikn@microsoft.com>
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03/21/02 05:18 PM

 
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        cc:     (bcc: Noah Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM)
        Subject:        Clarifying optionality of HTTP binding


I don't think there is anything controversial in this mail but just
wanted to be sure that there are no surprises. I believe the HTTP
binding provided in SOAP 1.2 part 2 Adjuncts is just one of many
possible bindings (even to HTTP) and is optional to implement. As such,
I think we need to clarify that in section 7 in part 2 with something
like the following text:

"The purpose of the SOAP HTTP binding is to provide a binding of SOAP to
HTTP. It is important to note that use of the SOAP HTTP binding is
optional and that nothing precludes the specification of different
bindings to other protocols, or indeed to define other bindings to HTTP.
Because of the optionality of using the SOAP HTTP binding, it is NOT a
requirement to implement it as part of a SOAP node."

Comments?

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen
mailto:henrikn@microsoft.com

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/1/10/11/soap12-part2.html#soapinhttp
Received on Thursday, 21 March 2002 19:00:00 GMT

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