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   RE: [xml-dev] Web Services/SOA (was RE: [xml-dev] XML 2004 weblogitems?)

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> So SOA is RPC with a calling convention for methods? Sounds silly to me.

Think of it as data-driven rather then method driven.  There may be one
method, and perhaps a URI or some addressing meta-data, but it's not an
object method, it's not a class invocation, and most of the "what to do"
comes from the single datatype -- a bit of XML -- that is sent back and

>I like Don's four fundamentals of service orientation
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/01/Indigo/default.aspx

Yup, those are good.  Especially #3 which I view as key (but then I'm a
bits-on-the-wire kind of guy)
> * Services share schema and contract, not class

Rich Salz                  Chief Security Architect
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