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3 Protocol Details

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In the following sections, the schema definition might differ from the processing rules imposed by the protocol. The WSDL in this specification matches the WSDL that shipped with the product and provides a base description of the schema. The text that introduces the WSDL might specify differences that reflect actual Microsoft product behavior. For example, the schema definition might allow for an element to be empty, null, or not present but the behavior of the protocol as specified restricts the same elements to being non-empty, not null, and present.

The client side of this protocol is simply a pass-through. That is, no additional timers or other state is required on the client side of this protocol. Calls that are made by the higher-layer protocol or application are passed directly to the transport, and the results that are returned by the transport are passed directly to the higher-layer protocol or application.

Except where specified, protocol clients SHOULD interpret Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) status codes that are returned by the protocol server as specified in [RFC2616], section 10.

This protocol allows protocol servers to notify protocol clients of application-level faults by using SOAP faults. Except where otherwise specified, these SOAP faults are not significant for interoperability and protocol clients can interpret them in an implementation-specific manner.

This protocol allows protocol servers to perform implementation-specific authorization checks and to notify protocol clients of authorization faults by using either HTTP status codes or SOAP faults, as specified previously in this section.

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