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RE: Announce: A brief history of SOAP

From: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 12:07:07 -0700
Message-ID: <C3729BBB6099B344834634EC67DE4AE10253F4AD@red-msg-01.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
I think that the point is that any exchange of messages via SOAP (or
otherwise) requires that the parties have mutual access to some sort of
metadata describing the types of the data being exchanged.  WSDL
provides such metadata in an implementation-neutral way that supports
and leverages the W3C specifications such as Schema.

-----Original Message-----
From: Fredrik Lundh [mailto:fredrik@pythonware.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 2:35 AM
To: Box, Don
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Subject: Re: Announce: A brief history of SOAP

> You can read it at http://www.develop.com/dbox/postsoap.html

    "Does SOAP/XML Messaging make sense without something like
    WSDL? No way"

huh?  I've got lots of users for my python soap implementation,
and now you're saying that what they do doesn't make sense?

what have we missed?

Cheers /F
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