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Re: SOAP Versioning

From: Martin Gudgin <marting@develop.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 21:54:43 +0100
Message-ID: <016801c151cd$cb453320$018f10ac@greyarea>
To: "Larry Masinter" <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: <xmlp-comments@w3.org>
Larry,

The XML Protocol Working Group have discussed issue 14[1], SOAP
Versioning, further. As observed in earlier correspondence the
working group has provided a versioning scheme for moving from
SOAP 1.1 to SOAP 1.2.  This mechanism might be generic enough
for all future versions of SOAP but at this time the working
group does not plan to investigate this further.

Regards

Martin Gudgin
DevelopMentor
For the XML Protocol Working Group

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-issues.html#x14

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Masinter" <LMM@acm.org>
To: "Martin Gudgin" <marting@develop.com>
Cc: "XML Protocol Discussion" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>; <xmlp-comments@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 5:07 PM
Subject: RE: SOAP Versioning


> Thank you for your comments. I can see that the versioning
> issue was addressed at some length. The result is a discussion
> of how versioning between SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 should be managed.
> As http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12/#version points out, there
> is still not a general versioning mechanism that can apply
> to any version (since the Working Group is still considering
> providing one). And, also as you point out, the applicability
> of the specific mechanism for transitioning from SOAP 1.1 to
> SOAP 1.2 may not apply as a general versioning mechanism.
>
> I don't think the issue can be considered "closed" until there
> is a general versioning mechanism: either a new mechanism
> or a convincing analysis that the specific mechanism proposed
> for SOAP 1.1 to SOAP 1.2 is appropriate for the general case.
>
> I would also suggest that implementation and demonstration of
> interoperability and use of the versioning mechanisms be made
> part of the criteria for XML Protocol moving out of Candidate
> Recommendation, when that time comes.
>
> > Larry,
> >
> > A while ago you raised an issue regarding versioning in SOAP. This is
> > classified as issue 14[1] in the XML Protocol Working Group list of
issues
> > against SOAP 1.2[2]
> >
> > At a face-to-face meeting back in February the Working Group decided to
> > change the SOAP namespace URI and describe how versioning from SOAP 1.1
to
> > SOAP 1.2 should be managed[3]. Hopefully this addresses your issue. If
it
> > does not, it would help the working group if you would respond to this
> > e-mail detailing your outstanding concerns.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Martin Gudgin
> > DevelopMentor
> > For W3C XML Protocol Working Group
> >
> >
> > [2] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-issues.html
> > [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12/#version
> >
> >
>
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