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RE: Proposed resolution for issue 440

From: Dale Moberg <dmoberg@cyclonecommerce.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 10:49:51 -0700
Message-ID: <A1C7F8CC121B444CA879FB66B3268A1AD5D136@usazscsmh1.cyclonecommerce.com>
To: "Martin Gudgin" <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, "Xml-Dist-App@W3. Org" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

Gudge says:

I'm afraid I don't understand any of the below. Why could MTOM
multipart/related packages not be transmitted over HTTP? Or SMTP?

All we are saying in PASWA/MTOM is that for the multipart/related
'package' that contains the SOAP envelope every other MIME part in that
'package' MUST be referenced by EXACTLY one xbinc:Include in that

Dale replies:

OK, with that clarification (which I proposed in about the 3rd
paragraph), my concerns are lessened a bit. 

My point was that you cannot prohibit, for example, combining that
multipart/related MTOM bundle with something else in, for example, a
multipart/mixed or a
different encompassing multipart/related. If you did assert that those
combinations were prohibited, you would be violating what is officially
allowed for the MIME entity conveyed by SMTP or HTTP transports. What is
the difficulty in understanding that?

However, you are not prohibiting those combinations, as you have now
indicated. Thanks for your clarification. 
Received on Thursday, 6 November 2003 12:49:53 UTC

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