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On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 11:15:39PM +0100, Bill de hÓra wrote:
> There's simple, though non-obvious reasons why the common use of SOAP
> will never see this type of growth. Primarily, it's because the a
> priori contract that is present between a SOAP sender and a SOAP
> receiver is insufficient to generate any network effects. HTTP provides
> a much richer contract. And for that matter, so does FTP, SMTP, and
> every other application protocol in existence.
> Can you substantiate that claim?
Sure. HTTP, and every other application protocol, have methods. SOAP
doesn't. SOAP (the common use - do I have to keep saying that? 8-) is
at a lower layer in the stack because of this.
Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. email@example.com