DIME and SOAP in DIME specs submitted as IETF Internet Drafts

For your information, a slightly revised DIME spec and a first SOAP in
DIME spec has been submitted to the IETF as Internet Drafts. The specs
should show up in the normal IETF drafts folder [1] in the next few
days. However, you can also get them right now at the links below:

DIME (available at [3])

     Direct Internet Message Encapsulation (DIME) is a lightweight, 
     binary message format that can be used to encapsulate one or more 
     application-defined payloads of arbitrary type and size into a 
     single message construct. Each payload is described by a type, a 
     length, and an optional identifier. Both URIs and MIME media type 
     constructs are supported as type identifiers. The payload length is

     an integer indicating the number of octets of the payload. The 
     optional payload identifier is a URI enabling cross-referencing 
     between payloads. DIME payloads may include nested DIME messages or

     chains of linked chunks of unknown length at the time the data is 
     generated. DIME is strictly a message format: it provides no 
     concept of a connection or of a logical circuit, nor does it 
     address head-of-line problems. 

Encapsulating SOAP in DIME (available at [4])

     This document defines the rules for encapsulating SOAP messages 
     within Direct Internet Message Encapsulation (DIME). DIME provides 
     a lightweight mechanism for encapsulating compound documents that 
     can be used to encapsulate a SOAP message and entities related to 
     the SOAP message such as attachments. 

Discussion of these specs happen on the public DIME mailing list [2]
(archives are at [5]). I BCC'ed xml-dist-app and soapbuilders as this
might be of interest - I apologize for the cross-posting!

Have fun - comments welcome!

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen

[1] http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/
[2] mailto:dime@discuss.develop.com
[5] http://discuss.develop.com/dime.html

Received on Friday, 1 February 2002 22:12:12 UTC