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   RE: [xml-dev] Demand for web services

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I think web services were driven more by the need to deliver XML data to
applications that carry out business logic using the data, rather than
merely doing presentation. People who only want to do presentation have
largely found that HTTP is sufficient. But that's just one view...

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Fawcett [mailto:joefawcett@hotmail.com] 
> Sent: 01 August 2005 11:43
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] Demand for web services
> Dear All
> Perhaps some of you would like to comment on this?
> I am currently co-authoring a book and am writing a brief 
> history of XML and 
> Web services.
> One of my assertions was that the growth of (XML) Web 
> services was promoted 
> by the need to separate content from presentation, users 
> required data in a 
> "pure" form which could then be styled as they saw fit and 
> depending on the 
> front end, their device capabilities etc.
> One of the editors has strongly disagreed with this, although 
> he hasn't 
> really offered any counter points.
> Do you agree with him that this was not one of the driving 
> forces or should 
> I stick to my guns?
> Thanks
> Joe
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