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Please reflect SOAP-specificity in HTTP Transmission Optimization Feature name

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 09:54:59 +0200
To: xmlp-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040609075459.GA8234@w3.org>
Dear XML Protocol Working Group,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Web Services Description Working

While working on MTOM and XOP description, we realized that the name
"HTTP Transmission Optimization Feature" was confusing.

It is a SOAP feature, i.e. it cannot be used without sending SOAP
messages. Yet, its name is very general and doesn't reflect that.

It is particularly confusing when considering that one could define a
feature which would provide XOP optimization for arbitrary XML over
HTTP, which one would probably want to call Generic HTTP Transmission
Optimization Feature, or maybe even HTTP Transmission Optimization
Feature too.

We would appreciate to have this SOAP-specificity reflected in its

As a matter of comparison, the SOAP Web Method Feature defined in the
Part 2 Recommendation, which arguably has a scope of application which
is broader than just SOAP, had a name which was pointing out



Hugo Haas - W3C
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