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Re: Counting noses on "is SOAP and/or WSDL intrinsic to the definition of Web service"

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 08:35:09 -0400
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030603083509.G19643@www.markbaker.ca>

On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 08:27:08PM -0700, Assaf Arkin wrote:
> So while an HTTP server that sends XML messages is not a service until 
> you can determine what it does before using it,

Even if you have a WSDL file that describes a service, unless you
constrain all implementations of that interface to behave identically
in all situations, then there will be things that you don't know when
you start.  HTTP just takes that to an extreme.  See;


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