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Re: Synthesis of the proposals for issue 64

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 21:03:47 -0400
To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030721210347.K4241@www.markbaker.ca>

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 08:59:44AM -0600, Champion, Mike wrote:
> I'm a bit mystified as to the problem here.  Is this the old "Thou Shalt Not
> Tunnel HTTP" issue from XMLP and WSA once again?

No no, not at all.  It's just "How should Web-like Web services best be
defined in WSDL?".

> My (personal) take is:
> 
> - WSDL must be rich enough to describe HTTP's interface (REST, more or
> less).  I don't think this is or has ever been an issue.
>
> - WSDL 1.2 must be rich enough to describe the RESTful uses of SOAP
> discussed at length just over a year ago in XMLP.  Is that the issue on the
> table here?

Yes.

> - Tunneling Happens. SOAP and WSDL will be used in conjunction with HTTP in
> ways that RESTifarians find distasteful, and they just need to get out the
> Pepto-Bismol and deal with that hard fact :-) 

Right.  My proposal explicitly supports tunneling; it's the default
mode, in fact.

Mark.
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Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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