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Re: [FW: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)]

From: Karl Hebenstreit <Karl.Hebenstreit@gsa.gov>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 14:40:03 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Per John Montgomery (Microsoft), the W3C acknowledged the SOAP submission Monday.  Check
out the W3C link: http://www.w3.org/TR/SOAP/.

Karl Hebenstreit, Jr.
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> [FW: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)]
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> From: David Poehlman (poehlman@clark.net)
> Date: Wed, May 10 2000
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> Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 13:34:07 -0400
> From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
> To: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: [FW: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)]
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> http://www-4.ibm.com/software/developer/library/soap/soapv11.html
>
> IBM and Lotus Combine Efforts with Microsoft to Create Standard
> By Rita-Lyn Sanders, 05/03/2000
>
>                         IBM and Lotus have jumped into the bathtub with
> Microsoft  they want to
>                         help scrub the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
> specification into a
>                         squeaky clean standard.
>
>                         The latest version of SOAP ---- 1.1 ---- includes
> IBM and Lotus as co--authors.
>                         The specification defines a standard method for
> sending and receiving data in
>                         XML using HTTP as a transport. SOAP lets software
> programs talk to each
>                         other over the Internet, no matter which programming
> tool created them.
>
>                         It's an important standard for programming language
> writers and developers
>                         alike. It means companies won't have to pick one
> development tool over
>                         another because of its popularity and therefore its
> usability -- they'll be able to
>                         choose the one that fits best with their business
> goals.
>
>                         IBM took cautious steps forward when Microsoft
> initially announced last fall
>                         that it helped write a standard specification for
> application--to--application
>                         communication. Early versions of SOAP had a number
> of technical
>                         characteristics tied to Microsoft's own
> architecture, forcing IBM to look
>                         critically at the possibility of SOAP becoming a
> standard. "We want this to
>                         play out in an open way," says Noah Mendelsohn, a
> Lotus distinguished
>                         engineer and a co--author of SOAP. IBM wanted
> assurance of the direction of
>                         the specification before encouraging it as a
> standard.
>
>                         IBM and Lotus worked through these issues with
> Microsoft, Mendelsohn says,
>                         before agreeing six months ago to help write the
> specification along with
>                         DevelopMentor, Inc., and UserLand Software, Inc. The
> rewards of a standard
>                         for software communication will be great.
> "E--business is going to take off --
>                         literally explode on the Web," Mendelsohn says.
> "When enough protocols are
>                         universally deployed so that everybody can talk to
> everybody, that's the key."
>
>                         IBM will gain the same thing that essentially
> everyone will get if SOAP is
>                         successful -- the ability to build e--Business
> applications that can talk to any
>                         other application. That kind of an e--business
> environment could be a healthy
>                         one for Lotus Domino. SOAP enables people to access
> Domino databases
>                         with other programs, not just with browsers. Already
> there is extensive XML
>                         support in Domino, which means the building blocks
> for writing SOAP
>                         applications are already in place. An IBM--SOAP
> implementation available on
>                         IBM's alphaWorks Web site should work with Domino,
> Mendelsohn says.
>
>                         "With things like soap it becomes trivial to write
> the code that will go into the
>                         Domino server," Mendelsohn says. "[You can] access
> data using the power of
>                         Domino and get that back, not in the form of a
> browser page, but in the form of
>                         XML structures that are really the data."
>
>                         IBM--SOAP is IBM's own reference implementation of
> the Simple Object
>                         Access Protocol proposal. It incorporates encoding
> mechanisms to serialize
>                         application data in XML format and defines a
> framework to represent remote
>                         procedure calls (RPCs).
>
>                         The Java reference implementation of the SOAP v1.1
> specification is available
>                         at: http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/soap4j. Check
> out a technical article
>                         on SOAP in Microsoft's MSDN Magazine at:
>
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/0300/soap/soap.asp.
>
> Domino Pro Magazine
> http://www.dominopro.com/dpmain.nsf/NewsNotes/3A66BE0757F7DC02872568D4005F8B
> E4?OpenDocument
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