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You realize your post says nothing, right?
When asked "what are the technical advantages of using SOAP", responding with "it doesn't handle some tough problems, so what?" does not prove any point.
Anyway, after having a chat with Mike Deem and obtaining links from Henrik Nielson it seems that my original conclusions seem to be valid after all with the additions of (i) SOAP/WSDL .etc will come with the added bonus of being XML-based with all the advantages that brings and (ii) when reinventing these particular wheels we shall have the benefit of hindsight of what worked and what didn't from other distributed computing technologies.
This is going to be interesting...
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> From: Bill de hÓra [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 4:03 PM
> To: Dare Obasanjo; 'Dave Winer'; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] What does SOAP really add?
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> > From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:email@example.com]
> > For an example of exactly what kind of interop SOAP buys I suggest
> > reading Sam Ruby's "To infinity and beyond - the quest for SOAP
> > interoperability" which highlights holes in the SOAP
> > interoperability story. Granted they are edge cases but they do
> > indicate that simply bandying the term interop around without a
> > frame of reference does not lead to clear-cut answers.
> Floating point number are hard work. Dates are hard work.
> Truth values are hard work. I don't believe any of these
> demonstrate SOAP is technically defective.
> Bill de hÓra
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