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RE: Requesting WSDL Files

From: Savas Parastatidis <Savas.Parastatidis@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2004 00:52:06 +0100
Message-ID: <37E80E80B681A24B8F768D607373CA80EFE50B@largo.campus.ncl.ac.uk>
To: "Anne Thomas Manes" <anne@manes.net>, <jsled@asynchronous.org>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>


[snip]
> 
> <atm> It is. But Savas was suggesting an even simpler convention (no
> parameter). Unfortunately, Savas's suggestion is incompatible with the
> SOAP
> 1.2 WebMethod feature. </atm>
> 

Yup. In light of the SOAP 1.2 WebMethod feature for the HTTP binding
that I was not aware of, I agree that the ?* suffix convention is the
better way if one was to use HTTP GET on a URL.

However, I still prefer the WS-MetadataExchange spec since it's a pure
SOAP-based approach and hence transport protocol-agnostic. I merely
suggested the "simple" HTTP GET approach as a possible alternative given
that Roger thought that WS-MetadataExchange is complex. However, that
won't work with SOAP 1.2 as Anne explained. I was wrong in my
suggestion.

In the architecture of Indigo, the focus is on the SOAP messages being
exchanged over arbitrary transport protocols. Hence the need to move
away from HTTP-only mechanisms!

Regards,
.savas.
Received on Friday, 2 July 2004 19:52:17 GMT

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