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{http cookies} REQUIRED?

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 06:14:11 -0700
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I noticed from Arthur's updates to the interchange format that
BindingOperation.{http cookies} is required when the SOAP binding is
engaged.  The text before that makes it sound optional (e.g. "may",
"allowed".)  I think Arthur's reading is probably most nearly literally
correct, but if so, the "may" and "allowed" might need to be
strengthened a little.  But I wonder if this reading is really what we


The bigger question is, whether support for the defined subset of {http
*} properties are required by all implementations of the SOAP binding or
whether the whttp:* attributes are an "optional extension" of the SOAP
binding.  The latter seems a bit strange, as we don't seem to require
implementations to support a {soap underlying protocol} value of
"http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap/bindings/HTTP/", yet everyone is
required populate the {http cookies} property, which is called out as
specifically only having meaning when used with


Not sure what the right solution is, but it seems like we should at
least make the {http *} properties optional in the component model
unless the right {soap underlying protocol} is in use.  More difficult
but possibly better would be to figure out how to treat this "nested"
extension the same as the top-level ones.


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