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Re: A viewpoint on harvesting REST

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 15:56:32 -0400
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020731155632.H12065@www.markbaker.ca>

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 12:32:14PM -0700, David Orchard wrote:
> Given that the SOAP 1.2 allows methods in bodies and the TAG hasn't said
> anything against that, seems like we're done.  No need to re-ask the
> question.  That was the key review point that we already passed by.

SOAP 1.2 supports RPC because it was chartered to do so.  Outside of
the context of RPC, SOAP says nothing about putting methods in the body.
Nothing about this topic has been resolved yet.

Ask TimBL - I talked to him about this last week.

> And I certainly treat allowing methods in bodies as an architectural
> principle extractable from SOAP, and it's even in running code to boot.

Definitely, I didn't mean to suggest otherwise.  I'm trying to
distinguish between existing principles, of which methods in the body is
a *huge* part of the architecture, and principles for the future in
which they will not be a part of the architecture at all, at least
when bound to application protocols.  Sorry if that wasn't clear.

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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