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Web microwaves and WSDL (was RE: Tim BL Semantic Web article in Scientific American)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Winer [
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 10:33 AM
> To: Bullard, Claude L (Len); francis@redrice.com; xml-dev
> Subject: Re: Tim BL Semantic Web article in Scientific American

> That's the same discussion we're having in SOAP-land about WSDL.

Could you elaborate?  "web-enabled microwaves" seem quite a bit less useful than
a standard format to describe the bindings of web services onto SOAP.
Sure humans CAN do this "by hand", but what's the objection to WSDL? (in the
abstract, not the details of its preliminary specification).