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From "Steve Graham" <>
Subject Re: SOAPAction
Date Wed, 07 Feb 2001 15:24:07 GMT
we may have to kiss pulled parsing goodbye, as SOAPAction header is
optional (it is required, but the content may not be reliable).  Further
for requests coming in from other transports (SMTP) we cannot rely on this
as a mechanism to lookup which type of service is being invoked.


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Doug Davis/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS on 02/07/2001 09:26:56 AM

Please respond to

Subject:  Re: SOAPAction

I was looking at the spec and it talks about how the SOAPAction
header can be used for HTTP to indicate intent of the message.
Well, I was assuming that the SOAPAction should (not "must" but
"should") match the requested URI of the service for the simple
reason that if it doesn't match then what good is it?  If it doesn't
match then we're basic saying the user can lie about their intent.
Also, w/o having the target URI in the SOAPAction then we can
kiss laying parsing goodbye.  But like I mentioned in the code
I wasn't sure about it so I just wrote something to get us going.

Jacek Kopecky <> on 02/07/2001 09:05:56 AM

Please respond to

Subject:  SOAPAction

 Hello. 8-)
 During the cleanup I saw Dug has some IMHO wrong assumptions about
 Dug, please explain how you use the Action string in the code, so I
can continue the cleanup not screwing your code badly. 8-)
 I'm writing this to the list, so that we all can have a discussion
about the SOAPAction header and its use - proposals, anyone? 8-)

                            Jacek Kopecky

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