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Re: Quick Survey - Use SOAP

From: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 16:03:25 -0400
To: "S. Mike Dierken" <mike@knownow.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFC4218A8A.A6818B95-ON85256969.006DDB26@lotus.com>
Rank the following (1-high, 5-low) in importance with regard to the work 
are doing or plan on doing with SOAP:

[2] - synchronous request/response generic XML
[1] - synchronous request/response RPC method calls
[2] - asynchronous message to a queue (single consumer)
[3] - asynchronous message to a topic (multiple subscribers)
[4] - other - describe (RPC over async transport, such as SMTP, MQ, etc. Why?  Gives programming 
and description language transparency with case 2 above, while support a 
broad range of transports and occasionally disconnected operation.  In 
practice, such "calls" are likely to be extremely long running, and 
perhaps unreliable, but I think they are worthy of some architectural 
consideration.  I believe that Microsoft's asynchronous COM object 
architecture can be viewed as an example of enabling what appears to be an 
RPC model for use in async environments.  Note that I have ranked this 
priority 4 and do not want to boil the ocean just now discussing it.  I do 
think it goes somewhere on the list of topics for consideration at the 
right time.)

Noah Mendelsohn                                    Voice: 1-617-693-4036
Lotus Development Corp.                            Fax: 1-617-693-8676
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