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Re: 2xx/202 and "a priori"

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 12:52:38 -0400
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020516125238.L20848@www.markbaker.ca>
On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 12:11:21PM -0400, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> OK, I understand.  I still claim that our binding is intended to talk only 
> to our binding.  If I do a SOAP request post, and accidently hit a disk 
> save service, the fact that it responds with a 202 is 100% reliable 
> indication that I was not talking to the intended node.  Using our binding 
> to talk to such a node is an error!  I believe it should be modeled as a 
> soap error.

Rather than do that, what I'd prefer that we do is say that before
sending a SOAP message to a resource, that the sender should have an
expectation that the resource is a SOAP endpoint.  With that, it can be
said that any 2xx response means that the SOAP processing model was

It sounds like we're generally in agreement about the issue though.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Thursday, 16 May 2002 12:44:30 UTC

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