Question on SOAP compatibility
Currently I'm working on a Python SOAP client for Zimbra (using ZSI as SOAP implementation). ZSI doesn't support SOAP messages containing "inline" tags, such as: <name="test"/>; ZSI always encodes these messages as <name>test</name>. Can the Zimbra SOAP interface handle this, in stead of the specified tags? Or will this cause troubles?
'Inline' tags (attributes)
I'm not quite sure what you mean by an inline tag. Do you mean attributes? for example:
I would be surprised that any SOAP API would convert attributes into content because it would make something like this into nonsense:
<node attribute="somevalue" />
Zimbra uses attributes often as key values so you will often see large sets of nodes that look like:
<node attribute="somevalue">text content</node>