OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   RE: RE: [xml-dev] lots of WS reading material

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

Hash: SHA1

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Champion [mailto:mc@xegesis.org] 
> It may end up being like the 200-year-old (?) question of 
> whether light is a wave or a particle.  It's both, neither, 
> or some transcendent thingie that we can't imagine that has 
> both aspects, and people have just learned when to think one 
> way and when to think the other. But the CLEARLY WRONG 
> answer, either for 19th century physics or for the 21st 
> century internet, would be to try to enforce one view or the 
> other in the name of stopping a contentious fracas.

We'd be so lucky to have the character of physical law constraining

> We obviously can't stop work until we understand the 
> "transcendent thingie" with both SOAP and RPC aspects, and we 
> can't afford to answer the question by fiat. Figuring out 
> when one works better than the other seems like the right 
> approach to me ... while searching for transcendent thingie 
> enlightenment in our spare time.

One way to understand webservices is to compare it to CORBA,
JAVA-IIOP and DCOM. Maybe it's retrograde compared to web arch, but
I buy the argument put down by Richard Gabriel that people go for
tech that is an incremental improvement of the old tech. The forces
of change as regards web services are coming from middleware and
systems integration, not web development. To the former,
SOAP+WSDL+HTTP is a big win for almost all involved.

Bill de hÓra

Version: PGP 7.0.4



News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS