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> But SOAP isn't an app protocol. Agreeing to use SOAP is the networking
> equivalent of "agreeing to use XML" or "agreeing to use Unicode" only it
> actually implies far less practical interoperability than either of
> those statements...
I disagree with this on two points. First, SOAP is doing a harder
problem, so saying it's just like "use XML" is a gross simplification,
like comparing "use ASCII" to "use HTTP." Second, from my corner of the
world interop is pretty darn good.
> It's interesting that they are experiencing such success with only XML
> and DTDs, not SOAP, WSDL and XML Schema. But as the article says:
They started before SOAP was available. I understand they plan to migrate
to SOAP. They like the web-services soap/wsdl/schema stuff.