SOAP Resource Representation header

Apparently the current discussion in the WS area is about the new SOAP Resource Representation header. I was also a member of the XMLP group (until I left Systinet) and I helped push for this new spec.

I agree with MNot's comments, this is nothing meant to binarize XML. XOP/MTOM can be used when a piece of binary data is a logical part of the data of the message for any reason (some applications just naturally use octet[] structures), but also when, for optimization reasons, something from the web is stapled to the message. The Representation header just makes the second usecase clear and explicit.

Posted at 1729 on Sun, May 9, 2004 in category Work | TrackBack