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Re: Sharing MTOM parts for identical leaf nodes

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 13:55:03 -0400
To: sanjiva@watson.ibm.com
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF11EAB7F1.B0DB3485-ON85256DB0.006240D5@lotus.com>

Sanjia Weerawarana asks:

>> Isn't this SOAP encoding in disguise?

I don't think so.  SOAP encoding is visible in the SOAP envelope and to 
applications:  it represents a completely different data model as compared 
to unencoded SOAP.  MTOM is an optimization, and except for the fact that 
the application can provide hints, MTOM is invisible to the application. 
MTOM optimizations are not necessarily preserved from hop-to-hop, and so 
on.  I can see the parallel you're drawing, but I think that the 
differences outnumber the similarities.  Thanks!

Noah Mendelsohn                              Voice: 1-617-693-4036
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