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RE: [xml-dev] Web Service: SOAP or {HTML + Servlets}?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger L. Costello [mailto:costello@mitre.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 2:17 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] Web Service: SOAP or {HTML + Servlets}?
> <snip />
> Contrast this with the 
> HTML + Servlet
> technology where an application creates an HTML document, 
> which is sent
> to an application (servlet) for processing.  This is a document-based
> architecture. 

In what way is an HTML document sent to a servlet?  What you're
describing sounds like HTML form data being sent to a servlet; the
servlet is likely getting a simple string of the form foo=bar&blug=bloo.
Or perhaps more complex data is sent in a POST, but would this really be 
an HTML document?