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

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[Paul Prescod]
> ...
> Rather than trying to figure out a One True SQL mapping, I would
> encourage you to think: "what are the resource types that I am trying to
> transmit." Invent XML vocabularies for those. Use simple ASPs or CGIs to
> build those XML documents based on URI queries. This shifts effort from
> the client to the server. That's usually good in and of itself (it
> allows simpler clients) but it also means that you will work better with
> other parts of the Web infrastructure like XInclude, RDF, XSLT, etc.
> Most important, it means that your clients are much less coupled to the
> schema of your database.

Hmm, I think your post to Didier said just about what my most recent one
said. In a way, it's like learning to use xslt effectively - takes a sort of
mind shift.


Tom P


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