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Expectation of SOAP message processing

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 09:54:04 -0400
To: xmlp-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020719095404.C10537@www.markbaker.ca>

During some of the "a priori" debates, an issue emerged that hasn't yet
been addressed in the spec (AFAIK).  It's mentioned here;


"[...] I wonder how many SOAP
developers are under the impression that if they send a SOAP message to
an arbitrary URI, and get a 200 response back, that this means that the
SOAP message was processed?  More than a few, I would expect.  Noah's
GET-in-SOAP pseudo-proposal[1] appears to work this way."

Proposed solution (from the referenced message above);

To mention that the context in which the URI is discovered can provide
sufficient information to know whether a URI identifies a SOAP endpoint.
And that without this kind of information, it can't be known whether or
not the SOAP message was processed as a SOAP message.


Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Friday, 19 July 2002 09:42:10 UTC

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