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Re: GET, conneg, and a media type parameter

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 22:39:28 -0700
Message-ID: <3D0EC790.AEF98D29@prescod.net>
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
CC: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, xml-dist-app@w3.org

I don't understand. Can you please describe the point of departure from
HTTP semantics? HTTP says you should use an accept header to say what
kind of representation you want back. If you know you want a
SOAP-envelope back, why not ask for it?

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
> That would be wrong as it would require that SOAP changed HTTP semantics
> - a point we have worked hard not to do.
> Henrik
> >Can the "accept" header be made a mandatory part of SOAP over
> >HTTP messages so that clients can rely upon it? In a sense, it
> >could be used as a simpler, more predictable form of the old
> >SOAPAction...and of course for regular HTTP content negotation.
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