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From Aleksander Slominski <>
Subject [Fwd: RE: SOAPAction - does Axis do anything with it?]
Date Mon, 05 Jul 2004 22:59:36 GMT

maybe adding ability to do flexible message routing (including case
without SOAPAction) should be added to list for AXIS-C++ 1.3?



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	RE: SOAPAction - does Axis do anything with it?
Date: 	Fri, 2 Jul 2004 07:40:33 -0400
From: 	Anne Thomas Manes <>
To: 	<>

A SOAPAction value is never required. (It can be no value, empty value (""),
or a URI.) The SOAPAction value is only used as a "hint" -- even with
doc/lit. A SOAP server should always dispatch the request based on the
message signature, which is the QName of the first child element of the

If you are using Axis to access a service developed with a different SOAP
engine, and that service specifies a SOAPAction value, then Axis client
should specify the appropriate SOAPAction value.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark D. Hansen []
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 8:40 AM
To: AXIS Users (E-mail)
Subject: SOAPAction - does Axis do anything with it?

Does Axis do anything with the SOAPAction HTTP header?  I know it is
required, but seems like it always has value "".  Doesn't WSDL 1.1 specify
use of this to specify the operation when doing doc/lit?



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