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Re: Issue 48 Closed (re: custom data encodings)

From: Vidur Apparao <vidur@netscape.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 11:50:06 -0800
Message-ID: <3BE9906E.9020909@netscape.com>
To: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
CC: xmlp-comments <xmlp-comments@w3.org>

The resolution is acceptable. Thanks.


Marc Hadley wrote:

> Vidur,
> You raised an issue [1] to the XML Protocol WG pertaining to the use 
> of custom data encodings in SOAP.
> We resolved this during the WG conference call on 31st Oct 2001 by
> agreeing that:
> (i) An implementation of SOAP could be conformant without
> supporting the SOAP encoding. i.e. Support of the SOAP encoding is
> optional in implementations.
> (ii) The SOAP encoding is dependent on the SOAP data model
> and that the RPC convention is dependent on the SOAP data model and the
> SOAP encoding.
> (iii) Tests would be provided for implementations claiming conformance
> with the SOAP encoding.
> To resolve issue 48 we agreed to the following two actions:
> (a) Instructing the editors of the SOAP specification to clarify the 
> optional nature of the SOAP encoding in the specification and to 
> clearly describe the dependencies between SOAP, the SOAP data model, 
> SOAP encoding and RPC convention.
> (b) Instructing the conformance subgroup to include tests for SOAP
> encoding conformance, but to note the optional nature of the SOAP
> encoding in the test suite. i.e. SOAP implementations may choose not to
> implement the SOAP encoding, but if they claim conformance with the SOAP
> encoding they must pass all of the SOAP encoding conformance tests.
> As such, the WG considers the issue closed. Please let us know if
> this is an acceptable resolution.
> Regards,
> Marc.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-issues.html#x48
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