[BEEPwg] Question about SOAP/BEEP

Marshall T. Rose mrose+mtr.netnews@dbc.mtview.ca.us
Sat, 22 Sep 2001 22:23:37 -0700

> What is the use of the "resource" attribute provided in the bootmsg
> message? How is this related to the HTTP SOAPAction header, or HTTP URLs
> one would see in the SOAP/HTTP binding?

hi. eamon may have a different answer, but here's what i think:

i don't think there necessarily has to be an algorithmic relationship.
here's why:

1. depending on who you talk to, SOAPAction is either a hint for the
processor or the firewall or ...

2. the use of an HTTP URL doesn't necessarily provide all the information
you need.

i view the soap.beep url scheme as more or less opaque: establish a beep
session to the hostpart, pass the rest as the resource attribute, and it
gets you to the soap processor you want to talk to...