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Fwd: Protocol independence

From: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2003 15:20:44 -0400
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <074FA0E5-692E-11D7-97AE-000393C53568@sun.com>

Oops - I sent this as a reply, so I got the wrong WS list.
Repeated here for convenience....
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Everyone who is interested in this topic should probably
be tracking the thread "amazon: rest and soap" over on www-tag@w3.org
(Chris Lilley's comment at 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2003Apr/0027.html
and Noah's reply at 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2003Apr/0031.html ).

One important question is the following: if I define a web service as a 
SOAP
service, and if one of the transports that I can use to convey SOAP is 
HTTP,
what is the significance of *how* I use HTTP to convey SOAP? Do I want 
the
semantics of SOAP-over-HTTP to be the same as SOAP-over-MOM? If not,
why not? If so, my application semantics must be defined purely at SOAP
and above, and the precise HTTP mapping is relevant only for 
interoperability;
it must be semantically neutral.

This feels trivially obvious, so either I'm wasting your time or I'm 
missing something.....
Received on Monday, 7 April 2003 15:21:54 GMT

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