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

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It is rare that a parent will bash his own child :)

David LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]
> Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 13:54
> To: Dave Winer
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] What does SOAP really add?
> Dave Winer wrote:
> > 
> > All that matters to me is if it worked, and it clearly did. 
> There were apps
> > written in most major programming environments that connected to Google
> > through the SOAP API within a matter of hours. No one reported 
> any interop
> > glitches. Could they have done it another way? Of course. So what. Dave
> You didn't hear the XSLT programmers complaining about interop glitches
> because they were completely and totally shut out. A year ago Google had
> an API that was compatible both with FrontierScript AND with XSLT (to
> say nothing of XInclude, RDF and wget). It was also more efficient,
> simpler and easier to use to boot. In my opinion, that's "so what".
>  Paul Prescod
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