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   RE: [xml-dev] MS thinks HTTP Needs Replacing???

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Very well said, Len:

> That said, at the bottom of it, the bigger problem 
> is still the emergence and acceptance of common 
> vocabularies, same as it ever was.  Regardless of 
> what we wrap them in, we still have to build those 
> and that is 90% a political/sales job.

It always comes down to this classic problem.  Communication.  Not across a 
wire...but of requirements and vocabularies.  Since that is still very much a 
"human" issue (despite the efforts of such technologies as UDDI), it will likely 
be the limiting factor in global adoption of web services.  This is compounded 
by the fact that it becomes exponentially more difficult as the number of 
participants increases.  (This list is sometimes a good example of that 
syndrome ;-) ).

I don't really see much difference between REST and SOAP (RPC 
derivations)....one can usually be modelled with the other (and vice versa) 
without much difficulty if the need is there.  It's defining the semantics of the 
interaction and the vocabularity that encapsulates those semantics that is the 
problematic issue.

Andrzej Jan Taramina
Chaeron Corporation: Enterprise System Solutions


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