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   Re: [xml-dev] Doing Web services right

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martin@hack.org writes:
>the stuff posted from an html form is essentially unordered key-value
>pairs. if you as a designer of CGI interfaces want action=search,
>do=update or insert=yes then there's nothing stopping you. if you as a
>ws interface designer want only nouns in your requests there's nothing
>stopping you there either. but if you want structured data (nouns,
>anyone?) from the client then you're prolly looking at XForms already.
>or why not SOAP?

Because jumping to SOAP is making a much larger change in the kind of
information you're sending over that POST request.  Sure, I prefer XML
over key-value pairs.  That doesn't make SOAP a good idea.

Simon St.Laurent
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