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Re: SOAP and transfer/transport protocols

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 07:40:53 -0400
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020528074053.C15788@www.markbaker.ca>
On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 10:58:36PM -0400, Champion, Mike wrote:
> OK, what requirements and usage scenarios are not met when SOAP
> is treated as the application protocol, and HTTP is a transport
> protocol rather than an application protocol?

Off the top of my head;

- inability to reuse established agreement that permits a priori
- inability to work over firewalls in the long run
- inability to properly leverage the value-add of intermediaries
developed for that application protocol (such as firewalls)

It is a complete non-starter for an Internet scale architecture to do
what you and David are suggesting.  On the other hand, if you only want
Web services to work behind the firewall, then this would be the easiest
way to ensure that, because there's no pesky trust boundaries to worry
about - i.e. you can safely assume a single administrator;


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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