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

From: Mike Dierken <mike@DataChannel.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 13:32:25 -0800
Message-ID: <8E864C73E16B864BB594712EDB3C89A0409D31@belmail2.datachannel.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org

Okay, I understand your point that the 'MIME type qualifier' is not the same
as an XML-Namespace. But many people that use this MIME type qualifier will
take the simple path of using the same URI as some XML-Namespace from the
XML content.

So, I supposed the questions I have assume that a URI will be used (I
definitely like the delegated/distributed naming authority aspects of URIs).
Given this assumption, what are the 'recommended practices' for this URI?
Should it always be an XML-Namespace from the XML content? Should it always
be something else?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Layman [mailto:andrewl@microsoft.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 11:30 AM
> To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject: RE: text/xml for SOAP (and XP) considered harmful
> 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.
> http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap). 
> 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;
> use="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap")?
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