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Re: Issue 133, and permitting no body

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 23:50:24 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200202010450.XAA01313@markbaker.ca>
To: distobj@acm.org (Mark Baker)
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com (Noah Mendelsohn), xml-dist-app@w3.org
I just wrote;
> On the other hand, my proposal allows GET semantics to be extended (but
> not fundamentally changed) by the meaning of SOAP headers, as they would
> be with HTTP headers.  For example, we'd be able to do mandatory GET by
> using mustUnderstand.  Or we'd be able to route GET requests with
> WS-Routing (or whatever).  The same goes for almost any other header
> (except those meant for non-idempotent or unsafe methods) that may be
> defined in the future.

Actually, I should qualify the mustUnderstand statement; it would only
work if a web server distinguished between GET and GET+body to apps.
Otherwise we'd need a new method that meant the same as GET, except
for this extension.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Thursday, 31 January 2002 23:48:52 UTC

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