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Subject: Re: [emergency] EDXL and routing over non-SOAP networks

Hey Kon,
As far as I know the discussions about the EDXL header have been SOAP 
exclusive as shown in the documentation handed off to us by the DHS group 
via EIC.  I agree that we must also look at other transports in the future 
but are trying to get this piece worked out first.  While we had "Other 
distribution types in common use" on the agenda for todays meeting, we 
didn't get to that point.  I was looking to Bob Wyman to chime in on this 
as he seems to have a good bit of experience in the area but missed him on 
the call too.  Our next call will be 3/24 at a bit more reasonable time for 
you west coast folks (10:30 EST), I hope you can join.  Hopefully the list 
discussion will continue in the meantime.  Thanks for your comments,

At 10:59 PM 3/16/2005, Kon Wilms wrote:
>The subject is fairly self-explanatory. Has anyone looked into this, or 
>have I missed
>something? Are there recommended practices (or even a strawman) for 
>routing EDXL
>messages over non-SOAP networks? Or is EDXL strictly for SOAP distribution?
>I foresee having to connect to EDXL sources and route the messages over 
>networks. Reading through the current documents I find the following issues:
>1. In order to route EDXL over a satellite or broadcast network, I will 
>have to essentially parse
>the message, strip out header fields, map these to broadcast headers at 
>the packet extension
>layer, and route the entire message as a 'blob'.
>2. In order to route such messages, one has to know what to target and/or 
>how to filter. Set
>top boxes typically have proprietary targeting if running an application 
>capable of filtering
>targeted data, or are configured via zipcodes (as most providers do). The 
>IFSC wrapper model
>points to the EDXL spec for routing requirements. The EDXL routing block 
>indicate SOAP on a rope, URIs and geocodes, and XML. None of this maps 1 
>to 1 over these
>Any advice / comments / suggestions ? Or am I jumping the gun?
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