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From Glen Daniels <>
Subject Re: [Axis2] Proposal : Sending all the messages inside MIME Envelopes when MTOM is enabled
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2006 13:35:23 GMT
Hi Thilina:

+1, sounds great!


Thilina Gunarathne wrote:
> Hi Glen,
>> 1) I don't understand exactly why this is a problem - shouldn't there
>> just be a setting/property which says "send as MTOM"?  In other words,
>> you let the higher layer (the user/service) decide if a given message
>> should be MTOM-enveloped or not, rather than walking the whole tree.  I
> That's what I'm proposing.. Earlier we were walking the tree to find
> optimisable elements even if the higher layer (the user/service)
> switch is on..Reason behind was to avoid Mime overhead if there aren't
> any real attachments.. There can be case when the MTOM is enabled for
> the service, but there aren't any attachments...We walked the tree to
> avoid the unnecessary overhead of MIME at that use case.. But now it
> seems that this walking causes lot more problems..
>> you put an optimizable node in and don't indicate "send as MTOM" then
>> you get a resulting XML document containing base64 data - with
>> content-type "application/soap+xml" or "text/xml", but *not*
>> "application/xop+xml".  If the property is set, *then* you always send MIME.
> I'm not proposing anything to change the behavior of nodes. :)... It
> will remain as you mentioned above..
>> 2) I don't think we should be sending MIME in the simple non-MTOM cases.
>>   Our default SOAP messages should look like regular old SOAP 1.1 or 1.2.
> Ahhh... No way... We are not going to do anything like that.. Simple
> non-mtom cases will not be touched, unless some crasy guy sets
> "enableMTOM" to true...
> ~Thilina
>> --Glen
> --
> "May the SourcE be with u"

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