[XML-SIG] RE: SOAP for Python

Rich Salz rsalz@zolera.com
Wed, 02 May 2001 23:56:51 -0400

> Until then, I rely on the fact that section 5 is explicitly optional.  There
> is no requirement for a SOAP implementation to use the SOAP serialization.

Technically right, but it would be *very* surprising and upsetting to
folks who naively used the 4SS implementation to talk to other web
services.  It might even cause them to spit venom at you.

> I'm actually more interested in writing an RDF serialization, and with some
> support, it's not inconceivable that such a thing would oust section 5 before
> XML Protocol emerges.

It's about as likely as someone accepting my DER encoding.