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Re: final decision on well-formedness checking

From: Fred Carter <fred.carter@amberpoint.com>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 11:12:50 -0700
Message-ID: <3EB94CA2.8010800@amberpoint.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org

Another +1 from the sidelines.

To the following, I'll add the concept of intermediaries which may need 
to do some minor work then forward the message.  If they can avoid 
having to deal with the entire (e.g.) purchase order that they may not 
care about, so much the better.


Thus quoth Sanjiva Weerawarana (~ 06-May-03 11:49 PM ~)...
> What was the final verdict from the discussion on whether a SOAP
> impl needs to do well-formedness checking? 
> I would prefer if one could respond with a non well-formed 
> response for bad requests such as those rather than to force every
> implementation to walk thru the whole message before doing anything.
> Streaming is dammed in that case.
> It seems to me that non well-formed requests are VERY unlikely
> (especially on TCP style streaming/reliable transports) except
> in the case of major SOAP stack bugs. Forcing well-formedness
> checking would cut out a major perf improvement opportunity to
> cover a case that's way off the 80-20 or 90-10 or even 95-5 split.
> Thanks,
> Sanjiva.

Fred Carter / AmberPoint, Inc.

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