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Re: Does/should SOAP define an XML subset?

From: Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 14:19:32 -0400
Message-ID: <3EB94E34.3020809@datapower.com>
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org

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>So, one way forward is to formally define a subset of XML 1.x (or perhaps a
>profile of the various XML-related specs that SOAP normatively depends on)
>that "blesses" SOAP's de facto practice.
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I think "de facto practice" is subtly, and importantly, misleading as it 
implies that there's something both informal and incorrect with the SOAP 
definition. Later on you use the term profile, which is more accurate.  
Phrased that way, the question becomes (as Len stated back in February [1]):
   Why does SOAP need a subset sanctioned at a high level than its own 
specification

    /r$

[1] http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200302/msg01062.html
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