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Re: Web Services Definition and XML

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 19:12:12 -0800
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020305031211.GF21457@w3.org>
Hi Dave.

* David Orchard <david.orchard@bea.com> [2002-03-04 18:44-0800]
> You've got it Mark.  At least side of the communication must be XML.  Very
> common examples I can think of that have only one side:
> - GET encoded queries returning SOAP messages
> - One way SOAP HTTP Messages returning only an HTTP status code.
> A further refinement is that at least one part of the communication must be
> XML.  So an XML document with a binary attachment, or SOAP encoded DIME, or
> SOAP with attachments all qualify.
> Perhaps Hugo is on to something about the notion of the definition of XML as
> the "XML family" though.  XML based where XML means whatever the W3C says
> XML currently means?

Hmmm... now you lost me. :-)
But I think that we agree (although the use of the word "family" was
unfortunate and confusing): I was talking about a set of technologies
that were involving XML, and therefore enabling an XML communication.

That was in response to Mark's question about packaging and XML Query.



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