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

From: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 11:29:35 -0800
Message-ID: <C3729BBB6099B344834634EC67DE4AE1349001@red-msg-01.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Mike Dierken asked a number of questions about use of a "namespace
identifier" to qualify the MIME type of a SOAP message.  (Henrik proposes
something like this in
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2000Dec/0159.html )

Discussing this as a namespace identifier misses the main point.  The
essential issues are 

a.    Is the MIME type qualified by a name from a centralized registry of
permitted names (e.g. soap) or by a URI (e.g.

b.    Does the qualification appear as part of the MIME type (e.g.
text/soap+xml) or as a distinct parameter (e.g. text/xml;
Received on Wednesday, 3 January 2001 14:30:50 UTC

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