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   RE: [xml-dev] XML Infosets and SOAP 1.2

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> From: Naresh Agarwal [mailto:nagarwal@in.firstrain.com] 

> What are XML Infosets and what are they used for?

The XML Information Set [1] is defines the essential information that
can be retrieved from XML markup at syntax level. It's the common (now
formal) way for applications and humans to look at XML as a syntax and
what that syntax can denote.
> SOAP1.2 (unlike SOAP1.1) uses XML Infoset for the abstract 
> description of SOAP Envelope. What does it mean?

I don't know about that, but it probably means that any information in
such a description is build upon the Infoset view of XML.

> Does it mean that SOAP envelope, *potentially*, can be 
> serialized using something other than XML?

IMHO that is rather irrelevant. Most Information Items according to the
Infoset have to do with what the XML syntax represents. Such a
serialization, if full, would give you XML in another syntax. I'm not
sure whether this is the last or first thing we need these days...

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-infoset/

Hope that helps,



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