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From Sam Ruby <ru...@apache.org>
Subject Re: SOAP 1.2, GET, and Axis
Date Mon, 01 Jul 2002 03:12:57 GMT
Mark Baker wrote:
> Sam wrote;
> 
>>axis-dev would be a good place to discuss such plans.  Got any?  ;-)
> 
> Not anything concrete yet.  I'm still familiarizing myself with Axis,
> as I've never used it.  I'm here because Roy suggested I drop you guys a
> line.

Cool!

>>While the reference to the WebMethodFeature does mention GET, it seems 
>>to be light on specifics.  Is there some place I should look for more 
>>details?
> 
> Hmm, really?  That's a concern.  Would you mind raising a Last Call
> comment to that effect?

To be honest, I don't understand the politics and stakeholders involved 
in this discussion.

> The basic idea, which Glen will (hopefully 8-) back me up on, is to
> expose the HTTP method in use to the SOAP developer.  If they specify
> the GET method, and a URI, then they don't need to specify any SOAP
> message, and an HTTP GET happens which may return a SOAP envelope.

That intent shows through in the spec.  However, let me draw your 
attention to

http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-soap12-part2-20020626/#WebMethodFeature

Specifically,

>  No standard means of representation of arguments or method names is provided by this
specification.

- Sam Ruby


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