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   Re: [xml-dev] What Does SOAP/WS Do that A REST System Can't?

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Michael Champion wrote:
> Mu.  REST is a protocol, SOAP is a message format.  <duck>
> Less pedantically, as people tend to use them in practice,  WS-*
> builds a lot of capabilities (pretty much one capability for each WS
> spec) into the infrastructure.  REST leaves them up to the application
> builder, except for those you get "for free" with the Web
> infrastructure such as HTTP authentication, HTTPS, etc.   (If those
> don't work for you, e.g. you need end to end encryption rather than
> the point to point encryption that HTTPS provides, you are on your
> own).

XML Encryption works just as well for documents sent using REST as using 

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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