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RE: SOAP faults in HTTP [RE: AJAX vs. Xforms]

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 13:37:03 +0100
Message-ID: <B5CB8214-539A-493A-A69A-9206151E395E@s15.mail.x-port.net>
To: "'Jasper Bryant-Greene'" <jasper@album.co.nz>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>


> Is this not one of the inherent problems with SOAP though -- that it
> meddles with the HTTP layer when really it should be contained within
> a layer above HTTP?

I'm not sure really. I'd always assumed that using the status codes means
you can act on the returned message even before you have 'read' it. Since
SOAP requires you to make transitions from one 'state' to another based on
success or failure, I always thought that you could move along, purely based
on the status code, without having to read the envelope. Of course you will
want the envelope since it gives you additional info, but the actual
processing of that extra information could be done separately.



Mark Birbeck
x-port.net Ltd.

Received on Thursday, 27 October 2005 12:37:54 UTC

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