The "application/soap+xml" media type (RFC3902)
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-25
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
M. Baker: AUTHOR [+2]
This document defines the "application/soap+xml" media type which can be used to describe SOAP 1.2 messages serialized as XML 1.0.
Network Working Group M. Baker
Request for Comments: 3902 Independent
Category: Informational M. Nottingham
The "application/soap+xml" media type
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This document defines the "application/soap+xml" media type which can
be used to describe SOAP 1.2 messages serialized as XML 1.0.
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].
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RFC 3902 The "application/soap+xml" media type September 2004
MIME media type name: application
MIME subtype name: soap+xml
Required parameters: none
"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...