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non-outcry over eBay SOAP interace

From: Michael Champion <mc@xegesis.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 15:56:12 -0500
Message-Id: <E3D7BA71-5D9D-11D8-8F58-000A95CCC59E@xegesis.org>
To: '''www-ws-arch@w3.org ' ' ' <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

What do the RESTifarians among us think about 
http://www.looselycoupled.com/blog/lc00aa00011.html

"That marks a big change from the days when there was still a debate 
about whether SOAP was overkill for everyday web services operations, 
and advocates of the simpler REST architecture lambasted Google for 
supporting only SOAP when it launched its API. Nowadays, both 
approaches are acknowledged to have their place. "

I'm curious -- why didn't eBay get the thrashing that you gave Google 
when they announced a non-REST API? Do you accept that eBay's needs are 
different and SOAP is appropriate, or were y'all just asleep at the 
switch <duck>
Received on Thursday, 12 February 2004 15:56:17 UTC

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