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   RE: [xml-dev] WSIO vs. Semantic Web - Setting the Record Straight

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Actually, making a COM-based Web Service interface 
to our current database is a button click operation 
today.  Visual Foxpro supports it.  Put the thing 
in the IIS directory and it works.  It is the easiest 
bit Fox ever enabled.  Remember, only a few have 
to implement SOAP et al.  The rest of us are on 
the back of that.  As one snail said to the other 
on the turtles' back , "Hang on! Here we go!"

The question is, for how many users?  If the interop 
specs don't work, it's just another balkanite on 
the Internet using a web client.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]

What's missing? Just you. You need to model your business process in
terms of XML documents, hyperlinks between them and operations upon
them. You can do that 

 a) now, using HTTP, XML and URIs, or 

 b) a year from now, using SOAP, some proprietary set of SOAP methods,
XML bodies and some proprietary addressing scheme, or 

 c) two years from now, using HTTP, XML and URIs. ;) 

Actually, I can't promise with 100% certainty that SOAP will go
away...we could rebuild something HTTP-like on top of it, just for the
thrill of reinvention.


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