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Re: Proposals to address SOAPAction header

From: christopher ferris <chris.ferris@east.sun.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 12:13:20 -0400
Message-ID: <3B1FA820.F8F28398@east.Sun.COM>
To: xmlp-comments@w3.org
+1 for proposal B 



Mark Nottingham wrote:
> The W3C XML Protocol Working Group is attempting to address perceived
> and reported problems with the "SOAPAction" mechanism in the HTTP
> binding (see SOAP 1.1 Section 6.1.1 [1]). As part of this process,
> the WG wishes to solicit comments and guidence on two proposals it
> has generated, as below.
> Comments must go to xmlp-comments@w3.org by 2001-06-18, and should
> address the proposals as they sit, and may optionally make general
> comments on resolution of issues with SOAPAction. Those representing
> the positions of particular groups or organisations are requested to
> clearly identify themselves as such. The WG encourages additional
> discussion on the xml-dist-app@w3.org mailing list.
> Neither of the following options precludes equivalent functionality
> elsewhere.
> Proposal A:
> Use of SOAPAction is discouraged. SOAPAction is an optional part of
> XMLP, supported but not required. Services MAY require SOAPAction and
> any software wishing to access those services MUST be able to send
> it.
> Proposal B:
> Use of SOAPAction is deprecated. Senders SHOULD NOT send SOAPAction.
> Receivers MUST NOT accept or reject messages on the basis of the
> presense, absence, or value of the SOAPAction header.
> Regards,
> Mark Nottingham
> for the W3C XML Protocol Working Group
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SOAP/#_Toc478383528
> --
> Mark Nottingham, Research Scientist
> Akamai Technologies (San Mateo, CA USA)
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