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

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On 4/14/05, Jan Algermissen <jalgermissen@topicmapping.com> wrote:
> Joe Gregorio wrote:
> >
> >I must be mis-userstanding something because that
> >is a real head-scratcher.
> >
> Hmm...maybe the reason for the communication problem is this:
> Rich approaches the issue with the question "How do I use HTTP with the architecture I already have?" while Joe thinks in terms of: "Once you re-architected your system, why do you expect problems and what are they?"
> Dunno, but maybe one of the reasons for the frequent non-communication between the REST camp and the rest is the different POV: re-architecting what you have to become RESTful vs. using HTTP as a communication means for what you have without changing its architectural style.
> Does that help?

Yes it does. It may not be 100% true, but it's the kind of 
observation I was hoping to get out of this conversation.


Joe Gregorio        http://bitworking.org


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