[Council] [VOTE] JEP-0072: SOAP over XMPP

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Nov 1 17:33:16 CST 2005

Version 0.13 has been published:


The disposition of open issues is as follows...

Matthew A. Miller wrote:

> 1) Section 3.3 (Sending Attachments) needs to be subsectioned into the 
> the (desirable/acceptable) methods for transfer.


> 2) Each subsection for 3.3 needs an XMPP-specific example.

Done (except for the section on multipart MIME, which is impossible in 

> 3) "Example 10. Example of WSDL definition for a tranlation service that 
> supports SOAP over XMPP" has a typo, I think. The following:
> <soap:binding style='rpc' transport='http://jabber.org/protocol/soap'>
> At least MUST be:
> <soap:binding style='rpc' transport='http://jabber.org/protocol/soap' />
> but probably SHOULD be:
> <soap:binding style='document' transport='http://jabber.org/protocol/soap'>
> To match with the preceding narrative.


> 4) I think it would be beneficial to define an application-specific 
> error condition for when a SOAP fault occurs, which would explicitly 
> differentiate itself from an XMPP-layer error. The current behavior is 
> partly in opposition to RFC 3920, Section 9.3.1 (although I note that 
> the RFC specifies SHOULD, not MUST), and I believe this would help 
> alleviate that.


> 5) Although not necessary to address, I wonder if the "SOAP attachment 
> using file transfer" would be an appropriate use of "JEP-0137: 
> Publishing SI Requests". I'm a little concerned about senders 
> potentially spamming a SOAP service, since there's no "go" button from 
> the service to trigger the transfer.

Yes, that makes a lot of sense. I've updated JEP-0072 to use JEP-0137 
(which didn't exist when JEP-0072 was first drafted).


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
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