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   Re: [xml-dev] toxins/tocsins (was RE: [xml-dev] XQuery andDTD/Schema?)

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On Thu, 2002-07-04 at 11:38, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> I believe that SOAP is using XML because of the lingering hype wave from 
> XML, not because XML itself is particularly well-suited to the tasks that 
> SOAP performs.  I'd say SOAP used HTTP early on for similar reasons, and I 
> hope that just as SOAP appears to be leaving HTTP behind as it becomes 
> clearer that SOAP and HTTP have little to do with each other, that SOAP may 
> yet leave XML behind.

One could even argue that SOAP is not using XML 1.0 but a XML like
markup language of its own: To be conform with SOAP you need to reject
XML documents using internal or external DTDs, ie to make a distinction
that neither the XML 1.0 recommendation nor the XML parsers I usually
use recognize!

See you in San Diego.
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
(W3C) XML Schema ISBN:0-596-00252-1 http://oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema


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