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RE: AFTF requirements, pre-2003/01/31 telcon

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 15:35:38 -0500
To: "John J. Barton" <John_Barton@hpl.hp.com>
Cc: jones@research.att.com, "Martin Gudgin" <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, "Rich Salz" <rsalz@datapower.com>, "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF11588F4C.3B5733AC-ON85256CC2.007140F2@lotus.com>

John Barton wrote:

> As far as I can tell what Martin is asking for is what
> we might call a "manifest".  By manifest I mean an XML
> representation of the package metadata accessible by
> SOAP processing code.  At one point we considered this
> in SwA but decided that it would be better layered
> separate from the package.  Conceptually the manifest
> allows a software component to preprocess the message
> for completeness and security independent of the
> message semantics in the same way that a shipping
> manifest works on physical goods.  I believe that the
> ebXML folks had a manifest.

I'm 90% sure that Gudge wants the attachment data as well as metadata 
integrated into the Envelope infoset model.
> If this isn't what Martin meant, then hit delete now ;-)


> John.


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