RE: XForms 1.1: xforms:submission/@mediatype issue

I agree it's a restriction that dates back to XForms 1.0, but we need to
explore it further before lifting it.  I think there's an issue with
multipart/related as well; would submission/mediatype control the type
of the envelope ("multipart/related") or the XML part

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On Behalf Of Erik Bruchez
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 4:01 PM
To: public-forms (new)
Subject: Re: XForms 1.1: xforms:submission/@mediatype issue

> submission/@mediatype was put in to allow SOAP serialization as 
> text/xml. ; The restriction to XML types was intentional, as we wanted

> to make as limited a feature as possible in a short time.  A number of

> issues and use cases have surfaced since then, and we're now ready to 
> begin thinkinga about non-XML serializations, so I think we should 
> decide on this issue in that context.

There may be a misunderstanding here: we already have non-XML
serializations, namely application/x-www-form-urlencoded and multipart/
form-data. In those cases, the source is always an XML document, but the
serialization over the wire is not XML.

The @serialization attribute controls which serialization is used.  
That defines an implicit mediatype (application/x-www-form-urlencoded
and multipart/form-data).

What I am saying is that in those cases, @mediatype should also be
usable to set the Content-Type. Doing otherwise seems an unnecessary
restriction dating back to XForms 1.0.


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