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RE: Late binding

From: Alan Davies <ADavies@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 17:58:21 -0700
Message-ID: <C513FB68F8200244B570543EF3FC6537080F74F8@MAIL1.stc.com>
To: "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>, Sam <bytecode@Phreaker.net>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org

Mark, don't lose hope - some of us understand exactly what you're saying ;)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
> Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 6:57 PM
> To: Sam
> Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Late binding
> 
> 
> 
> I'll take one last stab at this.  I've explained this several 
> different
> ways, but I guess I haven't found a suitable way to convince anybody
> here.  That's quite unfortunate, because this is very important.
> 
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2002 at 11:23:00PM -0400, Sam wrote:
> > Based on the WSDL I know what the input and output for the portType
> > is.
> > 
> > SOAP will help me send the input information across the wire and
> > get the output information for that service.
> 
> SOAP will only help you do that if you know what method to use.
> 
> I liken the way in which the typical use of Web services work to a
> guessing game.  They basically say, "pick a number, any number, and if
> it's the one I'm thinking of, I'll give you something in return".  In
> other words, unless you have prior information about what the 
> number is,
> you won't get anything except "sorry, pick another number".
> 
> The Web, on the other hand, assigns the number 1 to the "give you
> something" operation, and everybody knows that, so there's no question
> what number you'd say when you want something.  This makes it 
> very easy
> for two parties that have never met to exchange information, which is
> pretty important on the Internet.
> 
> MB
> -- 
> Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
> Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
> http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
> 
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