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Re: Need new MEP for SMTP binding

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 10:56:43 +0100 (CET)
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0203141051280.2375-100000@mail.idoox.com>
 how do you accomplish acknowledgement in email? As far as I know
all the standardized ways are optional and usually unimplemented
or even ignored for security reasons.
 If you mean hop-by-hop at the transport level (transport
intermediaries), I think in case of email where you logically
never have a single hop transfer, this hop-by-hop ack is useless
to the sending SOAP node.
 Oh, and I'm veeeeery interested in your non-tunneling use of 
SMTP. 8-)
 Best regards,

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Senior Architect, Systinet (formerly Idoox)

On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Mark Baker wrote:

 > Currently, the only MEP that's been defined is request/response.  In
 > starting work on the SMTP protocol binding however, I feel that it's
 > best to avoid request/response because SMTP is not a request/response
 > protocol.  To do request/response with SMTP would necessarily be
 > tunneling, and a major security issue.
 > Would there be any objections to us defining a new MEP that represents
 > a one way message with hop-by-hop acknowledgement, like SMTP?  I see
 > this as being reusable for any binding to a message queue based transfer
 > protocol.
 > MB
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