Request openning of new issue on changes to headers at intermediaries

While considering issue 174 [1] on the telcon  today, we stumbled on a
broader question.  Specifically:  I had assumed that a SOAP intermediary
relaying an unprocessed header would preserve its contents
character-for-character, probably including whitespace, but certainly
preserving the exact form of attribute values, namespace prefices, etc.
Henrik made the case that many SOAP processors will parse a message into
abstract form, with the result that relayed headers may for example change:




Essentially, the question is how much of XML canonicalization may be done
by an intermediary relaying a header.  We agreed to open a new issue for
this.  This note is to request openning of the issue.


Noah Mendelsohn                                    Voice: 1-617-693-4036
Lotus Development Corp.                            Fax: 1-617-693-8676
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Received on Wednesday, 9 January 2002 17:07:04 UTC