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Issue 192 & R803

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 15:16:57 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200203282016.PAA23317@markbaker.ca>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: rayw@netscape.com (Ray Whitmer), chris.ferris@sun.com, xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Ray Whitmer writes:
> >> Great, I can live with that.
> Terrific, thanks.  Now let's see whether anyone else can :-).

Sorry, but I can't. 8-(

The more I think about it, the more this is an R803[1] issue.  It is
critical, for the chameleon use, that a HTTP intermediary participating
in a chain of SOAP/HTTP intermediaries, have a consistent view of what
the SOAP/HTTP processors understand to be success or failure.  Because
in the chameleon view, this is all happening, SOAP and HTTP, at the
same layer in the stack.

If I understood your suggestion correctly, you're saying that a
receiving SOAP processor should treat a fault received over 200, even
after acknowledging that it's broken, as a fault.  Doing this would
leave the HTTP intermediary out of sync with the SOAP/HTTP
processors, as it has no knowledge of this SOAP-specific heuristic.
This would violate R803.

 [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlp-reqs/#z803

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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