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

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On Mon, 2002-04-22 at 13:55, Dave Winer wrote:
> Without having read most of the messages in this thread, I'd like to try to
> answer the question it raises.
> 1. Interop.

Thanks, but the nature of that interop has been questioned repeatedly
without much of an answer.  See, for example:

SOAP appears to offer interop at the RPC end and flexibility at the
messaging end, but there's not much of a middle ground in between. For
those of us who think RPC has serious limits, that's not much of an

XML-RPC sounds better for the RPC-interop end, while REST sounds better
for the messaging end.

Simon St.Laurent
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