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Blog Archive for mhadley during July 2003

The W3C XML Protocol Working Group has published the first working draft of a SOAP Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism or MTOM for short. This specification shows the direction in which the WG is headed to address the handling of attachments for SOAP 1.2 messages. On the wire, a message and its attachments are encapsulated within a MIME multipart/related envelope with the SOAP message as...
Use of XML as a format for exchange of information has its plusses and minuses. XML is self describing and lends itself to more loosely coupled information exchange but it is quite verbose and processing it can be resource intensive. As a result, the subject of a more compact/performant binary representation of XML has become a perma-thread in discussion fora such as xml_dev. In response to this...