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Resolution Text for Last Call Issue 222

From: Mountain, Highland M <highland.m.mountain@intel.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 13:48:10 -0700
Message-ID: <ED492E16A0B8D311AC490090276D20841709C77D@fmsmsx31.fm.intel.com>
To: "XMLP Comments (E-mail)" <xmlp-comments@w3.org>
Cc: "Stuart' 'Williams (E-mail)" <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, "David Fallside (E-mail)" <fallside@us.ibm.com>

Issue as stated in the Last Call Issues List:

222 "Single instance of encodingStyle attribute (scope?)  ..."

(Section 5.1.1 SOAP encodingStyle Attribute) 1st paragraph: SOAP defines an
optional encodingStyle attribute information item which indicates the
encoding rules used to serialize a SOAP message. 
This sentence suggest that a single instance of the attribute applies to the
whole message... which I believe is not the case. I'm also not sure how we
resolved whether the attribute can be carried on the envelope itself or not.

It was noted during the WG call, July 11,  that the latest Last Call
specification text clarifies the scope of the encodingStyle attribute as
stated below:

First sentence of 5.1.1 now reads:
The encodingStyle attribute information item indicates the encoding rules
used to serialize parts of a SOAP message.
Additionally, later in the section one finds:
 The scope of the encodingStyle attribute information item is that of its
owner element information item and that element information item's
descendants, unless a descendant itself carries such an attribute
information item. If no encodingStyle attribute information item is in scope
for a particular element information item or the value of such an attribute
information item is the zero-length URI ("") then no claims are made
regarding the encoding style of that element information item and its

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