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Re: Multiple SOAP messages in a single MIME multipart message?

From: David Ezell <David_E3@Verifone.Com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 07:44:46 -0400
Message-ID: <472E220BA79DD11186340060B06B38D905BD81E0@tpantmail1.ssr.hp.com>
To: "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
On Fri 6/15/2001 3:45 AM -0500 Jean-Jacques Moreau wrote:
>Hi Jerry,
>Maybe another solution would be to use multiple headers?
>Anyone thinking this violates the spec?
>jerry_liu@exch.labs.agilent.com wrote:
>> [...] I have a need to batch multiple SOAP messages within a single
>> HTTP request (or response).  (Long story as to why but basically some of the
>> message receivers in the system are not always available and we need to
>> queue SOAP messages destined for them.)  I suppose one way to do it is to
>> just hide multiple RPC invocations inside the one parent one, though that
>> seems inelegant to me.  A method I like better is to just use MIME multipart
>> to send mutliple SOAP envelopes.  Seems much cleaner and elegant to do it
>> this way. [...]

"Violates" is probably too strong.  However, such a way of using HTTP would
IMO challenge the viability of the HTTP binding currently in SOAP1.1.  BTW, 
how could you use "SOAPAction" in such a case?

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