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Re: Possible new LC issue: Can SOAP header blocks exist outside SOAP modules?

From: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 08:28:09 -0500
Cc: XMLP Public <xml-dist-app@w3.org>, WSD Public <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
To: "Jean-Jacques Moreau" <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Message-Id: <EA82EBE2-F7D4-11D6-B24A-0003937568DC@sun.com>

Interesting question. I think its probably clear that there's nothing 
we can do to prevent a SOAP node from receiving a message containing an 
unknown header block (irrespective of whether a module specification 
for the header block exists or not).


On Thursday, Nov 14, 2002, at 03:46 US/Eastern, Jean-Jacques Moreau 

> Dear all,
> An interesting question/issue has come up during yesterday's WSD 
> face-to-face: can SOAP 1.2 header blocks exist independently from SOAP 
> 1.2 modules? I.e. can you define a new header block without writing 
> down on paper the corresponding module specification *and* without 
> assigning a new module URI?
> I think the spec is at best unclear on this topic. Beyond 
> clarification, the real question is: as a WG, how do we feel about 
> this issue? Since we have taken all the trouble of describing modules 
> in a normative fashion, probably for a good reason, do we still want 
> allow "independent" header blocks, or do we think they should be 
> discouraged?
> I am cc'eing ws-desc since the WSD WG is interested in this topic, as 
> part of its work of describing SOAP features in WSDL 1.2. However, I 
> am not raising this issue on behalf of the WSD WG (although the WSD 
> might raise this issue itself in the future).
> Please remove xmlp-comments from any further discussion.
> Cheers,
> Jean-Jacques.
Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Web Technologies and Standards, Sun Microsystems.
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