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Re: request for clarification of SOAP/HTTP binding in SOAP 1.2

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 09:52:31 -0400
To: Anish Karmarkar <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>
Cc: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF5D8086F3.DF21A269-ON85256ED8.001192BA@lotus.com>

Also unofficially, my analysis substantially agrees with Anish's.  The 
limitation is, of course, in the particular HTTP binding.  It would be 
quite possible in principle to write a specification for a different HTTP 
binding that used the existing MEP in the manner that you propose.  I 
think you might be able to write it so that client enabled for the new 
bindings would also interop with the old (I.e. depending dynamically on 
whether the full response came back immediately as the existing binding 
requires.)   Whether such an additional binding would represent an 
appropriate use of HTTP POST semantics is a separate question, but from 
SOAP's point of view I think it would be a new binding in any 
case...merely because the existing binding does not enable the behavior 
you desire. 

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Received on Wednesday, 21 July 2004 10:01:56 UTC

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