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   RE: [xml-dev] W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box

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> Aaron, I should qualify my question. To me, a messaging 
> framework means plumbing, an application protocol means 
> meaning. If you like, a messaging framework gets water 
> to my sink, an application protocol lets me decide on 
> temperature. If we have different understandings of the
> terms it's possible we're talking past each other.
> Bill de hÓra

You're right. I admit I was overgeneralizing the similarities between
SOAP and HTTP. Paul's description of application protocols in relation
to SOAP has clarified the distinction in my mind: SOAP provides a
framework for defining application protocols like HTTP." Hence, the



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