RE: WSI 1.1 Compliance

From: Ryan LeCompte <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 13:07:53 -0500

From the WSI 1.1. Basic Profile specification:

4.7.2 HTTP Transport

The profile limits the underlying transport protocol to HTTP.

R2702 A wsdl:binding element in a DESCRIPTION MUST specify the HTTP
transport protocol with SOAP binding. Specifically, the transport attribute
of its soapbind:binding child MUST have the value

Note that this requirement does not prohibit the use of HTTPS; See R5000.

I think this answers my question.

-- Ryan


From: Ryan LeCompte []
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 1:05 PM
To: ''
Subject: WSI 1.1 Compliance

Hello all,
Do any of the actual WSI/WSDL specs specify that a particular web service
endpoint/client has to support HTTPS as a transport mechanism in order to be
fully compliant? Also, if HTTPS is called out in the spec, does it imply
that two-way SSL (mutual authentication) must also be supported?
-- Ryan