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Re: Jabber Binding Supports Request/Response - existence proof of shared MEPs

From: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@jabber.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 13:13:20 -0700
Message-ID: <43AB08E0.20500@jabber.org>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> In recent discussions, some people have asserted that one measure of 
> benefit of having MEPs in SOAP is whether we've seen more than one binding 
> that supports the same MEP.  I just checked and the draft Jabber binding 
> does, as I thought, support 
> http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap/mep/request-response/, the same 
> Request/Response pattern that's supported by our standard HTTP binding. 
> See [1].  Presumably, users will get the benefit of having a high degree 
> of similarity in the interfaces needed to support HTTP and Jabber. 

Yes, that seems like a good thing.

> Interestingly, this also suggests that we'll have to coordinate with the 
> Jabber folks if we make the response envelope optional, drop the 
> Request/Response MEP entirely, etc. as their draft specification clearly 
> depends on our MEP in its current form. 

The Jabber folks are here, so you don't have far to look. :-)

> Anyway, Jabber's use of our MEP reinforces my feelings that (a) MEPs as we 
> have them in SOAP are a good thing and practical to reuse and (b) that 
> others have dependencies on these aspects of our Recommendation and we 
> should proceed with great caution in making any changes.

Agreed on both counts.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

Received on Thursday, 22 December 2005 20:13:24 UTC

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