News in the World of SOAP


After a long period of dormancy, several documents related
to the SOAP 1.2 standard appeared shortly before Christmas. The first four of these documents are a
second edition of the SOAP 1.2 specification that incorporate all of the errata
found in previous publications.

SOAP Version 1.2
Part 0: Primer (Second Edition)

SOAP Version 1.2
Part 1: Messaging Framework (Second Edition)

SOAP Version 1.2
Part 2: Adjuncts (Second Edition)

SOAP Version 1.2 Specification Assertions and Test Collection (Second Edition)

The comment period for all of these editorial revisions runs
through February 2nd.

The other document is the missing third part of SOAP that
covers one-way messaging patterns.

SOAP
1.2 Part 3: One-Way MEP

I find this one pretty disappointing given the wait
considering that it totally punts the issue of error handling with one-way
messages. The only guidance is that
one-way messages may result in a SOAP fault but nothing is explained about how
to deliver or process that fault. Error
handling is the hard part of one-way messaging so there’s no meat to this specification without it.


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