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Re: non-outcry over eBay SOAP interace

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 10:09:35 -0500
To: "He, Hao" <Hao.He@thomson.com.au>
Cc: "'Michael Champion'" <mc@xegesis.org>, "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040213100935.N1330@www.markbaker.ca>

Yah, I don't get it either.  POST a purchase order, and get back a
200 response which includes another document declaring the acceptance
of that order.

SOAP can help with a richer processing/targetting model, but I don't
see how it's required, nor why POST doesn't suffice as an application
semantic.

*shrug*

Mark.

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 08:19:04AM +1100, He, Hao wrote:
> Roger, 
> 
> Any idea why you "need the encapsulation of SOAP when performing operations
> with a high level of contractual commitment."? I cannot see the correlation
> here?
> 
> Hao
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Champion [mailto:mc@xegesis.org]
> Sent: Friday, 13 February 2004 8:08
> To: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)
> Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: non-outcry over eBay SOAP interace
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Feb 12, 2004, at 4:01 PM, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) wrote:
> 
> > If you dig into the links a bit you find the following, which I like:
> >
> > So there you have it in a nutshell. The XML-over-HTTP openness of REST
> > works best when you want to reach as wide a universe as possible. On 
> > the
> > other hand, you're going to need the encapsulation of SOAP when
> > performing operations with a high level of contractual commitment. Most
> > applications will need to use some of each.
> >
> >
> I like that too.. where was it?

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