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MEP perspective

From: Paul Denning <pauld@mitre.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 16:21:33 -0500
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MEP provides an abstraction layer to decouple a SOAP application from the 
SOAP bindings.  An application designed to expect a certain MEP should work 
equally well with either of the follwing two SOAP bindings:
1.  Binding has native support for the MEP (e.g., HTTP request-response), or
2.  Binding has no native support for the MEP, but an abstract SOAP 
"feature" can be implemented to effectively provide the MEP behavior over 
the available binding.

This allows flexibility to replace underlying bindings (and otherwise 
configure SOAP processors) without impact to the SOAP applications.

I'm not sure how to work this into the WSA text, but I wanted to capture 
this aspect of MEPs.

Received on Monday, 26 January 2004 16:22:38 UTC

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