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- From: Michael Fitzgerald <email@example.com>
- To: David Megginson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 10:32:33 -0800
So when you say "protocol," are you referring to the SOAP
Envelope/Header/Body rather than transport protocols such as HTTP and SMTP?
And when you say "data serialization," are you referring to the encoding
schema http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/ alone?
I think of SOAP as a lightweight but convenient protocol when, e.g., any
direct child of Body is processed as a distinct document (ala BizTalk).
Mashing some things together has its advantages. When would it be a
From: David Megginson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2000 9:44 AM
To: Michael Fitzgerald
Subject: RE: RDF vs. SOAP serialization (oh yeah, and XMI and XTM)
Michael Fitzgerald writes:
> What do you exactly mean by "the SOAP spec mixes protocol and format"?
It defines two things mixed together -- a data-serialization format,
and a protocol for exchaning that information. By comparison, note
how important it is that HTML and HTTP are specified separately
(people ended up using HTTP for a lot more than just HTML, and ended
up using HTML in many non-HTTP environments).
All the best,
David Megginson firstname.lastname@example.org