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

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> From: Didier PH Martin [mailto:martind@netfolder.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 3:52 PM
> To: Julian Reschke; Bill de hÓra; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] What does SOAP really add?
> Hello Julian,
> Julian said:
> > > Why is XSLT so tied to GET?
> >
> > It's not tied to GET itself, it's tied to a generic retrieval of a
> resource
> > identified by a URI, which *happens* to be GET for HTTP.
> >
> > <http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt#document>:
> >
> Didier replies:
> Concretely speaking when you are using XSLT for real life usage
> it is. What

Well, there are other URI schemes than HTTP. For instance, FILE.

> are you proposing to resolve the issue of not being able to access a
> document through an HTTP POST?  Modify/amend the URL RFC? something else?


I personally don't think it's an issue at all. As others pointed out, POST
may have side effects, so I'm not convinced that it is a good idea to do it
from XSLT.


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