10067Question: When to use SOAP Attchments?
- Jan 13, 2005Hello All,
I need help to decide whether I want to send string array which could
be the size of few Mega Bytes in the normal SOAP response without
using SWA (SOAP with Attachments) or DIME. I would like to choose to
send the string array in simple SOAP without attachments to avoid any
interoperability issues as I understood (PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM
WRONG) that SOAP with Attchments is mostly supported in Java
platforms and DIME is mostly supported in .NET platforms.
The below file uploaded to this group will give some background
information for my thinking.
I undertsand that MTOM spec http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/PR-soap12-mtom-
20041116/ is the best to use as it is future proof and is supposed to
not to have any interoperability issues as it might most probably be
a WS-i recommendation in future. BUt I can not really use MTOM now as
I could not find any production level implementations of that
spcification as of now.
Any kinds of help\ comments will be appreciated.