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Re: Announce: A brief history of SOAP

From: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 15:30:46 -0700
Message-ID: <021001c0bc8d$ba89fd70$33a1dc40@murphy2>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Andrew I don't know enough about the kinds of environments you use, but I'm
with Fredrik on this. We do just fine without any meta data. No "requires"
here. Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Layman" <andrewl@microsoft.com>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 12:07 PM
Subject: RE: Announce: A brief history of SOAP

> 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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