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

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Julian Reschke wrote:

>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.
But until GET is extended to allow structured parameter blocks we have 
no alternative to using POST.

Let's say it simply and clearly. Web Services has exposed a substantial 
requirement for queries with complex parameters that cannot (as far I 
have seen so far) be expressed as orthodox GETs. The old distinction - 
between read-only GETs consisting of {name, value} lists and POSTs, 
which have the flexibility to pass XML blocks - is past its sell-by 
date. The angels have taken it for a friend. It is an expired paradigm.

Let's move on?



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