DIME and SOAP in DIME specs submitted as IETF Internet Drafts
- For your information, a slightly revised DIME spec and a first SOAP in
DIME spec has been submitted to the IETF as Internet Drafts. The specs
should show up in the normal IETF drafts folder  in the next few
days. However, you can also get them right now at the links below:
DIME (available at )
Direct Internet Message Encapsulation (DIME) is a lightweight,
binary message format that can be used to encapsulate one or more
application-defined payloads of arbitrary type and size into a
single message construct. Each payload is described by a type, a
length, and an optional identifier. Both URIs and MIME media type
constructs are supported as type identifiers. The payload length is
an integer indicating the number of octets of the payload. The
optional payload identifier is a URI enabling cross-referencing
between payloads. DIME payloads may include nested DIME messages or
chains of linked chunks of unknown length at the time the data is
generated. DIME is strictly a message format: it provides no
concept of a connection or of a logical circuit, nor does it
address head-of-line problems.
Encapsulating SOAP in DIME (available at )
This document defines the rules for encapsulating SOAP messages
within Direct Internet Message Encapsulation (DIME). DIME provides
a lightweight mechanism for encapsulating compound documents that
can be used to encapsulate a SOAP message and entities related to
the SOAP message such as attachments.
Discussion of these specs happen on the public DIME mailing list 
(archives are at ). I BCC'ed xml-dist-app and soapbuilders as this
might be of interest - I apologize for the cross-posting!
Have fun - comments welcome!
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen