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Subject: Re: [ebxml-msg] Servers supporting the Minimal Client

Hi Pim

SO this will define if its a SwA or not to the server? Sorry I was not able to see the implementation angle to this.


On 7/21/15, 3:02 AM, "ebxml-msg@lists.oasis-open.org on behalf of Pim van der Eijk" <ebxml-msg@lists.oasis-open.org on behalf of pvde@sonnenglanz.net> wrote:

>The following came up in a new AS4 project I've recently started working on:
>The ebMS3 Core Specification states that "Because either packaging 
>option can be used, implementations MUST support both multipart and 
>non-multipart messages."
>This is relaxed in the AS4 Minimal Client profile, which is a SOAP-only 
>profile,  i.e. it states that "Support for attachments is NOT REQUIRED – 
>i.e. an XML message payload will always use the SOAP body."  This is 
>important as it enables implementations using toolkits that do not 
>support SwA.
>A Minimal Client needs to communicate with an AS4 server. 
>Unfortunately,  AS4 does not define a Minimal Server profile,   but it 
>is easily defined to be a server that support only the features the 
>client users (e.g. only Username Tokens but not X.509). However,  it 
>cannot be a pure subset of ebHandler as ebHandler does not have the 
>constraint that no SOAP-with-attachments envelope but only simple SOAP 
>is to be used.
>Should we add a parameter to define packaging?  The PayloadProfile 
>parameter (for which we already have EBXML-MSG-62, EBXML-MSG-63, 
>EBXML-MSG-64) comes close but is more about the payloads than about the 
>packaging.   Some products allow specifying the payload location to 
>either SOAP Body or attachments,  but in at least one product a 
>SOAP-with-attachments envelope is used even if there is only one payload 
>and it's XML in the SOAP Body.
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