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RE: Proposed Infoset Addendum to SOAP Messages with Attachments

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 10:25:28 -0800
To: "'John J. Barton'" <John_Barton@hpl.hp.com>, "'Martin Gudgin'" <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <025801c2f3c5$13eaff70$02f8000a@beasys.com>

MarkN and I have had much of the same thoughts, on how to correctly model
mime content in XML and making full use of xml's extensibility model.

Cheers,
Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: xml-dist-app-request@w3.org
> [mailto:xml-dist-app-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of John J. Barton
> Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:20 AM
> To: Martin Gudgin; xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Proposed Infoset Addendum to SOAP Messages with
> Attachments
>
>
>
> In section 3. Using Media Types in XML, 3.1 defines the swa:MediaType
> attribute.
> As an alternative consider defining an XML namespace that
> injects the MIME
> header keys into XML and having the spec say that senders
> SHOULD duplicate
> the MIME headers used in packaging into the XML tag space.
> This puts the
> packaging info at hand for the app in a standard way, rather
> than having every
> different API do it some slightly different way.  So for
> example, we would get
> swa:Content-type amd swa:Content-length, etc.  Of course in
> this case the
> namespace might be better named "MIMEHeaders:" or some such.
>
> Also in 3.2 the swa:Binary type has a quite misleading name.
> It is not binary
> but a base64 encoded type with MIME attributes.  How about
> swa:typedBase64?
> Again the name of the namespace isn't sensible as this
> section refers to
> XML generally rather than SOAP (presumably the S in swa...).
>
> John.
>
> At 09:41 AM 3/25/2003 -0800, Martin Gudgin wrote:
>
> >We have now posted the document illustrating an infoset
> approach to the
> >attachment feature. You can find html[1], pdf[2] and word
> docs[3]. This
> >document is intended to be a concrete realisation of the
> ideas laid out
> >in the white paper at[4].
> >
> >Apologies for the delay.
> >
> >Gudge
> >
> >[1] http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/mgudgin/paswa/paswa.html
> >[2] http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/mgudgin/paswa/paswa.pdf
> >[3] http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/mgudgin/paswa/paswa.doc
> >[4] http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/02/26/binaryxml.html
>
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