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From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 08:58:55 -0700
To: "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <046901c2332b$04bd2470$0100007f@beasys.com>

I propose that we document the architecture of web services, at least as
expressed by SOAP and WSDL specifications.  Not that we document current
practice of SOAP and WSDL.  To compare, if I were to document REST as it is
done today, I'd probably ignore HTTP PUT/DELETE and I'd say that GET/POST
can be used interchangeably except for some bookmarking applications where
GET is a little better.  And I'd say that CGIs are great.  But we all know,
and you've pointed this out frequently as well, that an architecture can be
misused in practice.

It's important to document the principles of the architectures, not the
practices.  Though one hopes that architectures contain "best" practices.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:37 AM
> To: David Orchard
> Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [HST] WSDL
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 07:11:57AM -0700, David Orchard wrote:
> > I think we should document the architecture embodied in
> WSDL.  If we applied
> > the test of "how people use it today", the REST position
> would be quite
> > different than it currently is....
> I don't follow.  How it's used today doesn't have anything to do with
> REST.  But as I've said, I like your proposal of getting a first draft
> of the architecture doc out from a SOAP + WSDL (presumably current
> practice) POV, so that we can get feedback on it from the TAG ASAP.
> MB
> --
> Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
> Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
> http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Wednesday, 24 July 2002 12:00:12 UTC

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