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   Re: [xml-dev] SOAP and the Web

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Actually, I was asking what the reasons are, i.e. those impedence mismatches.


At 2:46 PM -0700 5/1/02, Paul Prescod wrote:
>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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