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Subject: RE: [security-services] proposed change to POST profile: send Response instead of Assertion

> From: RL 'Bob' Morgan [mailto:rlmorgan@washington.edu]
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Eve L. Maler wrote:
> > If everyone else is convinced, I guess I am.  *If* everyone else
> > convinced?  Could an HTTP binding be made dead-simple enough to
> > "happen" to carry a SAML request or response?  If so, why didn't we
> > include it in SAML 1.0?
> We took a vote a few months back on whether the HTTP or SOAP binding
> should be mandatory-to-implement, and SOAP won (I have no idea why).
> Someone could have championed a HTTP binding for inclusion in 
> the spec,
> but no one did.
>  - RL "Bob"

I was one of the people who said SOAP, and my reasons were entirely
marketing. It would be hard to sell ourselves as a forward-looking standard
without it, since the rest of the world seems to think (perhaps mistakenly)
that the way forward is SOAP.

If the decision had been purely technical I'd have picked HTTP.

 - irving -

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