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RE: IDREF vs HREF for graph edges in SOAP encoding

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 09:53:15 -0800
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D0297D0E7@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Christopher Ferris" <chris.ferris@sun.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

Yes, the SOAP spec doesn't define an encoding/decoding processor; it
defines for better or for worse a mechanism by which data can be encoded
based on the SOAP data model. How that mechanism is implemented is
entirely up to the implementer. IMO, as spec writers we have nothing to
say about specific implementation choices. In this context, I do not
preclude or assume any of the possible solutions you mention.


>Are you suggesting that the SOAP spec(s) don't define
>an entity equivalent to the "SOAP (de|en)coding processor"
>and hence we have nothing to say about it? Or, are you 
>suggesting that in your view, the (de|en)coding function is 
>exclusively an "application" function and hence we have 
>nothing to say about it?
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 12:53:48 UTC

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