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

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On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 03:23:07PM +0100, Michael Kay wrote: 
> Correct. The XSLT 2.0 requirements have been published for at least a year
> and if I recall correctly no-one has asked for this feature.

One of Joshua's comments got me thinking.  Which is *more* broken:
SOAP or XSLT?  That is, is it a misfeature of XSLT that document()
can't send SOAP requests, or that idempotent SOAP requests don't
use a simple GET?  I ask that rhetorically not to ascribe blame, but
to understand the issue more fully.

That leads to another question: is the lack of POST/PUT/DELETE
support with XSLT simply an oversight?  Or is there a well thought
out reason why XSLT's document() function is limited to GET requests?
(And should this discussion be added to the XSLT 2.0 REC?)

Certainly, there are many ways to fix this problem.  If the only
issue were the ability to issue SOAP messages within XSLT stylesheets,
then some simple extension could be put forth and standardized
solve this particular issue.  But that wouldn't address the lack
of POST/PUT/DELETE requests, nor would it speak to the need to
add/ignore such features from XSLT.



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