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RE: Cross-binding HTTP Features

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 09:54:01 -0700
Message-ID: <32D5845A745BFB429CBDBADA57CD41AF08279CAE@ussjex01.amer.bea.com>
To: "Asir Vedamuthu" <asirv@webmethods.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

That's one way of doing it.  BTW, I wouldn't use the term "http transport protocol" as the HTTP binding specifically does not use HTTP as a transport.  

I had done another way, which was to list the http binding properties that are also available for the soap binding.

The text that I inserted into section 2 is:
A subset of the the HTTP components specified in the HTTP Binding may be expressed in a SOAP binding when the SOAP binding uses HTTP as the underlying protocol. The components that are allowed are the ones that contain properties that describe the underlying protocol. The components and allowed properties are: http:binding with version, cookies, defaultTransferCoding; http:operation with defaultTransferCoding; http:input with transferCoding; http:output with transferCoding; and http:service with authenticationType and authenticationRealm.

When the SOAP Message Exchange Pattern is the SOAP Response MEP, the binding operation may contain an http:operation with a location attribute that follows the http:operation location attributes construction rules. When such a location is specified, the wsdl:endpoint also follows the rules for constructing the address from the wsdl:address and http:operation location values.

If we wanted to make an "Generic HTTP features" section that was then referenced by HTTP Binding and SOAP binding, I guess I'm ok with it.  I don't think it's too much editorial work to move the text around.  One part that does get a bit ugly is for the soap response MEP, where the soap binding would then have to carefully say under which conditions the location attribute is used.  It might clean things up because then we wouldn't need an "http:location" on operation, it would just be a wsdl:location.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Asir Vedamuthu
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 9:36 AM
> To: 'www-ws-desc@w3.org'
> Subject: Cross-binding HTTP Features
> Cross-binding HTTP Features are,
> @http:authenticationType and @http:authenticationRealm at the 
> endpoint EII.
> @http:cookies and @http:version at the binding EII.
> @http:transfer-coding at the input/output EII (with 
> defaulting at binding
> and operation)
> ..
> These features are available for use within SOAP 12 Binding, 
> HTTP Binding,
> SOAP 11 Binding, etc. Should these HTTP features be 
> designated as common
> HTTP transport protocol specific features and described in a separate
> section in Part 3?
> Regards,
> Asir S Vedamuthu
> asirv at webmethods dot com
> http://www.webmethods.com/ 
Received on Thursday, 10 June 2004 12:54:03 UTC

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