Browse Prior Art Database

The "application/soap+xml" media type (RFC3902)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031436D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-25
Document File: 6 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Baker: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document defines the "application/soap+xml" media type which can be used to describe SOAP 1.2 messages serialized as XML 1.0.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 26% of the total text.

Network Working Group                                           M. Baker

Request for Comments: 3902                                   Independent

Category: Informational                                    M. Nottingham

                                                             BEA Systems

                                                          September 2004

                 The "application/soap+xml" media type

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This document defines the "application/soap+xml" media type which can

   be used to describe SOAP 1.2 messages serialized as XML 1.0.

1.  Introduction

   SOAP version 1.2 (SOAP) is a lightweight protocol intended for

   exchange of structured information between peers in a decentralized,

   distributed environment.  It defines an extensible messaging

   framework that contains a message construct based on XML technologies

   that can be exchanged over a variety of underlying protocols.

   This specification defines the media type "application/soap+xml"

   which can be used to identify SOAP 1.2 message envelopes that have

   been serialized with XML 1.0.  Such serializations are useful as the

   basis of "wire formats" for SOAP 1.2 Protocol Binding Specifications

   [W3C.REC-soap12-part1-20030624], or in other situations where an XML

   serialization of a SOAP envelope is required.

   The "application/soap+xml" media type explicitly identifies SOAP 1.2

   message envelopes that have been serialised with XML 1.0; message

   envelopes with a different SOAP namespace version or using another

   XML serialisation MUST NOT use it.

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Baker & Nottingham           Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3902         The "application/soap+xml" media type    September 2004

2.  Registration

   MIME media type name: application

   MIME subtype name: soap+xml

   Required parameters: none

   Optional parameters:

      "charset": This parameter has identical semantics to the charset

         parameter of the "application/xml" media type as specified in

         RFC 3023 [RFC3023].

      "action": This optional parameter can be used to specify the URI

         that identifies the intent of the message.  In SOAP...