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   RE: Microsoft's DISCO proposal and XML packaging

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  • From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
  • To: Edd Dumbill <edd@usefulinc.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 11:02:29 +0200

> From: Edd Dumbill [mailto:edd@usefulinc.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 12:37 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Microsoft's DISCO proposal and XML packaging
> I've just read http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/general/disco.asp
> "Draft: Discovery of Web Services (DISCO)"
> ...

Thanks for the pointer.

I am also a bit concerned about the fact that one supported scenario for
"discovery" seems to be:

a) issue HTTP get

b) if content type of response is "text/html" parse (!) HTML (!) document
and try to discover a HTML "link" element to the actual disco document. This
would require that anybody who wants to use this mechanism needs to have a
HTML parser (unless XHTML is required, but I haven't seen this as



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