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Closing XML Protocol LC issue 269: Part 2 - section - editorial

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 16:51:45 -0700
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D08618326@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: <xmlp-comments@w3.org>


The XML Protocol WG has decided to close issue 269 [1] raised by you
without making changes to the SOAP 1.2 specification. The reason for the
decision is stated below. If you can not live with this resolution then
please send your concerns to the xml-dist-app@w3.org mailing list [7]
indicating the issue number 269 in the subject.

The issue reads as follows response MAY be of content type other than
	application/soap+xml: add a note saying that care is
	needed because different content types may have
	different rules for the 'charset' parameter.

However, in Table 18 [5] which is just above the paragraph you mention
(and which is the target of the paragraph), we say that:

"The response message is assumed to be a SOAP envelope serialized
according to the rules for carrying SOAP messages in the media type
given in the Content-Type header field."

The only other place where we mention possible media type encodings is
in Table 15 [6] where we say:

"SOAP message serialized according to the rules for carrying SOAP
messages in the media type given by the Content-Type header field. Rules
for carrying SOAP messages in media type "application/soap+xml" are
given in A. "The application/soap+xml Media Type".

In both places do we state that it is the responsibility of the media
type to dictate the rules for the encoding. As the parameter "charset"
is part of a specific media type definition, the WG felt that it is out
of scope of the HTTP binding to refer to the use of the charset

For the specific case of "application/soap+xml" of which registration is
undertaken by the XML Protocol WG, issues related to the use of the
charset parameter are explicitly described in appendix A.


Henrik Frystyk Nielsen 

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-lc-issues.html#x269
[7] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/
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