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Re: Propsed new issue: variability of encoding in Miffy

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 11:29:11 -0500
To: Amelia A Lewis <alewis@tibco.com>
Cc: Anish Karmarkar <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0D8A2674.D36F40ED-ON85256E1B.0059F599@lotus.com>

Amelia Lewis writes:

>> Also, for 7bit and 8bit (and as part of the encoding for
>> quoted-printable and the MIME version of base64), the 
>> line termination is specified to be CRLF, but processors 
>> are expected to be forgiving, and lines may be padded 
>> with extra spaces, which may also be freely removed.

If so, then my view is that 7bit and 8bit are inappropriate labels for 
binary data sent from SOAP Infosets.  The fundamental responsibility of 
any SOAP binding is to preserve the Infoset, character for character. 
Among other things, this is essential to make sure that digital signatures 
work.  I am strongly opposed to any definition of MTOM or Miffy that 
results in a "binding" that fails to preserve the characters in the 
Infoset.

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