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RE: Protocol independence

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 06:39:10 -0400
Message-ID: <9A4FC925410C024792B85198DF1E97E40568274B@usmsg03.sagus.com>
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org


> Does it mean the same thing to transfer a file over HTTP PUT, 
> as it does to transfer it over HTTP POST, or NFS WRITE?  No.
> Does it mean the same thing to send 'getStockQuote("sunw")' 
> over BEEP, TCP, IIOP, or MOM?  Yes, it does.
> The difference is that NFS and HTTP are application 
> protocols, and BEEP, TCP, IIOP, and MOM are not.

Does any current member of the WG agree with Mark that the "meaning" of a
SOAP message is affected in any way by the mechanism by which it is
transferred between nodes?  I'd like to put this to rest if we can, or
figure out how to come to an acceptable resolution if there is room for

As for the "application protocol" issue, I think we disposed of that in our
response to Mark's last issues. Of course we can discuss the implications on
www-ws, but I think that this trout has been filleted, sauteed, and consumed
as far as WSA is concerned.
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