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> > Aaron Skonnard:
> > If HTTP is an application protocol, I don't see how SOAP can't be...
First, I personally don't refer to SOAP as an "application protocol" but
rather as a "messaging framework". The terminology seems more precise
and accurate to me. I do, however, find SOAP conceptually similar to
HTTP so it just seemed strange to me that one would argue so heavily
against any similarity.
> From: Bill de hÓra [mailto:email@example.com]
> Let me help you. Well known headers. Well known methods. An
> addressing model worth a damn. SOAP has none of these.
It depends on the definition of "application protocol".
> The intersection between an application protocol and SOAP does not
> make SOAP an application protocol. That's practically a fallacy of
It's a fallacy of composition to draw the conclusion that an
"application protocol" MUST have the characteristics you list above just
because most of the commonly-thought-of application protocols share