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Strawman proposal for Representation header

From: Martin Gudgin <mgudgin@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 09:50:18 -0800
Message-ID: <DD35CC66F54D8248B6E04232892B633853C81B@RED-MSG-43.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Xml-Dist-App@W3. Org" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

I took an action item to write up a strawman proposal for metadata and
the Representation header. Here it is:

1.	For each MIME header create an attribute information item in the
[attributes] of the Representation element information item 

2.	Set the [local name] of the AII to the name of the MIME header 

3.	Set the [namespace name] of the AII to
http://www.w3.org/2003/11/soap/metadata (actual URI TBD). 

4. 	Set the [normalized value] of the attribute is the value of the
MIME header.

Note that this is just a strawman to start discussion. 

My own take is that this approach is actually the reverse of what we
actually want. I suggest that we actually start by deciding what
metadata we care about in two cases:

a. On a Representation element information item

b. On an arbitrary element information item whose content is in
canonical base64

and then define a mapping from that metadata to the appropriate MIME

Part of my action was to attempt a classification of MIME headers into
two 'buckets' along the lines of a and b above. I have not had time to
do this. Apologies.

Let discussion ensue!

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