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   RE: [xml-dev] SOAP and the Web

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org] 
> 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.  

You mean shared methods. A SOAP setup will have at least one method, and
I can find out their signatures I just don't know what they do

Bill de hÓra


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