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There's a thread today on the SOAP 1.2 group's public mailing list that is relevant to a
number of discussions we've had here, including web services/SOAP, binary XML,
the (in)appropriateness of synchronous RPC protocols over the Web, and probably
a few more: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2002Jan/0090.html
"From: "Roger L. Costello" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Article: Fat protocols slow Web services
Any comment on this article?
"there's an evil little secret about Web services that most vendors
don't talk about. Web services' protocols are very fat, and that means
that Web services interactions over the network will be slow and eat up
a large chunk of bandwidth"
Some particularly interesting IMO replies include: