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RE: text/xml for SOAP (and XP) considered harmful

From: <mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 15:05:30 +0900 (LMT)
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Cc: mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp
Message-Id: <20001213150530L.mmurata@trl.ibm.com>
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:

> Why not say something like
>  Content-Type: text/xml; ns="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"
> where the ns parameter specifies the ns identifier of outermost element.

This has been already discussed in the IETF-XML-MIME mailing list, 
and has been turned down.  First, a document may contain more than 
one namespace.  Second, existing implementations of MIME does not 
use parameters.

Mark Needleman wrote:

> since the XP protocol group is defining XP I would argue that it should be 
> application/xp

An advantage of the naming convention is that SOAP-unaware-but-XML-aware 
programs can be used for SOAP messages.


<warning>Speaking for himself only</warning>

IBM Tokyo Research Lab / International University of Japan, Research Institute
MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given)
Received on Wednesday, 13 December 2000 01:11:51 UTC

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