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Re: What is a SOAP Message

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 00:35:22 +0600
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"John J. Barton" <John_Barton@HPL.HP.COM> writes:
> I am hoping that someone will reinterpret this discussion for me.
> I just cannot understand how attachments need work along these
> lines.  By their very nature "attachments" attach to or are secondary
> to a center or primary entity, in this case the SOAP envelope.  The
> SOAP XML refers to these attachments and determines their processing.
> That's it.  The SOAP processing model is the processing model.
> What is broken here that needs to be fixed?
> Moreover it seems that some of this discussion concerns the potential
> for enabling attachment packaging transformation.  That is, by making
> some identification between a concrete packaging specification and
> an abstract data model (infoset), the big gain is a straight-forward model
> for converting one package type into another.  That is we could convert
> a Base64 package into a SwA or DIME package or vice versa.  Is that
> what the infoset stuff would allow?  If so, then why is that desirable?
> central problem to be solved by the AFTF is standardization of the
> packaging scheme.  Introducing transformations means one has to
> develop content negotiation to interoperate: is that what you want?
> Sorry if my questions are too far behind the discussion.

+1 to your questions; I'm having trouble in exactly the same way.

Received on Thursday, 6 February 2003 13:38:14 UTC

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