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   RE: [xml-dev] SOAP and the Web

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John F Schlesinger [mailto:johns@syscore.com] 
> Paul said:
> "Actually, if I get time I will write an article on how XML 
> is a lousy envelope format (whatever its other virtues!)."
> From where I sit the biggest problem with SOAP as an envelope 
> is that it isn't transparent. 


I state that problem somewhat differently. The/A problem with SOAP
envelopes is that their payloads are transparent, whereas they should be
opaque. Certainly no-one should have to parse a body payload to parse
the headers; the body doesn't belong in with the headers.

Bill de hÓra


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