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Re: What is a SOAP Message

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <jean-jacques.moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 09:29:36 +0100
Message-ID: <3E3F79F0.3060907@crf.canon.fr>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org

I also make the same distinction between messages and envelopes. 
I have seen the confusion made in other groups as well. So,

+1 to your suggested clarification.

Jean-Jacques.

noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> During today's AFTF telcon we got into a discussion as to exactly what a
> SOAP Message is.  Gudge pointed out that in several places in part 1 it
> says or strongly implies that a SOAP Message >is< an XML Envelope Infoset.
> I had always assumed we were clear that the "term message" refers not just
> to the envelope, but to a set of information which includes at minimum the
> envelope, but often other information as well (e.g., the destination
> address, WebMethod, and Action tend to be sent out of band in SOAP http).
 > [...]
> 
> I think it's useful and appropriate to separate the term "message" from
> "envelope". [...] I think we should consider clarifying our terminology.
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