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   RE: [xml-dev] Categories of Web Service messages: data-oriented vs acti

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> > With a data-only message, how would you send a delete request?
> You send a delete request to the URI that represents the
> thing you want
> not to exist anymore. HTTP has a method for this but of
> course you could
> use a SOAP method call or whatever.

Exactly. It's not a data-only message, it's data with an action attached to
it. I prefer where possitble to represent the action as part of the message
rather than as part of the protocol at the next level down the protocol

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@ntlworld.com
work: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com


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