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RE: Proposed issue; Visibility of Web services

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 19:03:43 -0600
Message-ID: <9A4FC925410C024792B85198DF1E97E405C6E9C3@usmsg03.sagus.com>
To: www-ws@w3.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> Mark Baker
> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 3:58 PM
> To: Anne Thomas Manes
> Cc: www-ws@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Proposed issue; Visibility of Web services

> But remember that visibility is an architectural property, not a
> property of any particular application semantic.  Tunneling over POST
> breaks the constraints of REST, so it isn't valid to assert that REST
> doesn't have superior visibility than "open interface SOAs" because
> HTTP POST is tunneled over.

I really think you've made your point, Mark.  This conversation is going
around in very familiar circles (hmm, it looks like Noah and Chris have made
similar points).  You've asked the TAG to take this as an issue, and  they
can decide whether there is a fundamental Web architecture issue at stake
here.  If by any chance they do, I'm quite confident that they will come to
agree that XML and SOAP offer visibility benefits that are not possible with
opaque message payloads, and hence this issue is moot.
Received on Tuesday, 27 May 2003 21:03:52 UTC

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