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

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On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 05:30:52PM +0100, Francis Norton wrote:
> True, sorry not to have addressed it.

No problem.

> I think that your idiom doesn't actually change *my* argument much - for 
> instance, if I want to fetch the results of a SOAP query into XSLT, we 
> still need support for POST in XSLT.

Well, that's the whole point of this discussion.  POST should not be
used to "fetch results", because we already have a method that does
that; GET.  If you have more than one method that means "fetch stuff",
then you've now got multiple independant information spaces, not a
single one.  WebDAV made this mistake with PROPFIND, as Dan Connolly
described here;


> Unless I an extension function to 
> POST the query, and return the URL to be fetched via document()... which 
> breaks XSLT's "no guaranteed order of evaluation" feature...
> Hmmm. Doesn't really make my heart sing, but food for thought. Thanks.

Yup, for good reason.


Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com


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