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   Re: [xml-dev] What does SOAP really add?

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Thanks, Mark.  I'll take a closer look at all of these.  

I still can't see how these are exciting enough features to justify all
the hoopla over SOAP, but perhaps some more reading is in order.

On Sun, 2002-04-21 at 16:53, Mark Baker wrote:
> >From a REST POV, SOAP adds this;
> - mandatory extension mechanism (previously seen in PEP[1] and
> RFC 2774[2])
> - well defined intermediary model (previously seen in PEP[1], and to a
> lesser extent, HTTP 1.1)
> - XML syntax for the above
> Nothing to sneeze at, but given that hardly anybody takes advantage of
> these features, the true value of SOAP will never be realized.  IMO,
> developers will consider it a failure long before they recognize what
> it's really good at.
>  [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-http-pep
>  [2] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2774.txt
> MB
> -- 
> Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
> Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
> http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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