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RE: SOAP and ebXML

From: David E. Cleary <davec@progress.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2000 11:01:58 -0500
To: "Michael Champion" <mchamp@mediaone.net>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBIOBPAGDGFJAHFCGGAEFLCEAA.davec@progress.com>
> I'm wondering if  participants here agree with the notion that SOAP is for
> simple services and ebXML for mission critical transactions.  If so, what
> about ebXML makes it more suitable for mission critical work?
> (Transaction
> processing support, maybe?)

I agree with the notion that ebXML is not appropriate for every uses case,
and that SOAP is a better choice for many applications. What I do not agree
with is that SOAP can not be the base upon which something such as ebXML
could be built. A perfect example of this is BizTalk. It has the same
requirements as ebXML, but is built on top of SOAP.

So, in conclusion, my point is that XP can be used for mission critical work
if you build the required services on top of it.

David Cleary
Progress Software
Received on Thursday, 7 December 2000 11:02:07 GMT

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