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RE: XML Protocol: Proposals to address SOAPAction header

From: Bob Cunnings <cunnings@lectrosonics.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 16:16:57 -0700
To: xmlp-comments@w3.org
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I wish to voice my support for Proposal B, in which the use of 
SOAPAction is deprecated.

As early adopters (and implementers) of SOAP, we have not been 
able to escape the conviction that the SOAPAction header is a 
problem in search of a solution. We here have never realized any 
added value from its use... the rationale for its existence given in 
the spec doesn't seem compelling enough to justify making it 
mandatory. Proposal A introduces another degree of freedom into 
the protocol binding, and thus the potential for trouble increases. I 
prefer the certainty of either Proposal B or the current rule 
(mandatory usage).

Robert Cunnings
Lectrosonics, Inc.
Received on Thursday, 7 June 2001 18:17:30 UTC

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