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RE: Toying with an idea: RDF Protocol

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 15:22:08 -0800
To: "'Aaron Swartz'" <aswartz@swartzfam.com>, "Ken MacLeod" <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>, "RDF Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Cc: <rss-dev@egroups.com>
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D0297CAC0@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

>> I see a reference to the SOAP HTTP binding - I might be missing 
>> something but is there any reason why SOAP [1] could not be used as 
>> the protocol for carrying RDF data around - maybe even use the SOAP 
>> encoding [2]?
>
>I think it's because SOAP is not a protocol. Am I missing something?

Oh - SOAP is definitely a protocol :) From the SOAP abstract:

"SOAP is a lightweight protocol for exchange of information in a
decentralized, distributed environment. It is an XML based protocol that
consists of three parts: an envelope that defines a framework for
describing what is in a message and how to process it, a set of encoding
rules for expressing instances of application-defined datatypes, and a
convention for representing remote procedure calls and responses. SOAP
can potentially be used in combination with a variety of other
protocols; however, the only bindings defined in this document describe
how to use SOAP in combination with HTTP and HTTP Extension Framework."

You might also want to check out the W3C XML Protocol Activity [1]

Henrik

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/
Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2001 18:22:41 GMT

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