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   Re: [xml-dev] SOAP and the Web

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Rex Brooks wrote:
>. ..The fact that it anticipates asynchronous
> functionality is IMHO the single most necessary feature for what is
> called web services. 

SOAP "anticipates" asynchronous functionality in roughly the same sense
that Unicode does. i.e. it says: "that's not our problem."

I can do that with HTTP also.

> ... Since REST is an architecture and SOAP is
> package wrapper method, are there reasons why SOAP could not fit
> inside REST?

That's what the TAG is trying to do. But it's a little bit like saying:
"object oriented programming is a paradigm and awk is a programming
language. Can't we just use the programming language according to the
paradigm?" You have to address the impedence mismatches.

 Paul Prescod


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