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

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> Right.  Although I think that Paul's main point was that GET is the easiest method to implement, and there are lots of clients that can do GET but not POST.  Paul was attempting to make the argument that any system which uses a POST where a GET would suffice is shutting out these na´ve clients.

You can't easily use POST to retrieve stuff, because;

- all "stuff" needs a URI to identify it, and
- you shouldn't have to know any "secret incantation" to put in the POST
body to get that resource to respond.

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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