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Does SOAP have IDL

From: Jones, Matthew <MJones@NetSilicon.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 13:11:15 -0700
Message-ID: <AD77174F26BFD411BE7B00508BFDF562108A27@newbury.netsilicon.com>
To: "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
From reading the spec I don't see that SOAP has IDL (CORBA speak here).
Isn't it kind of a problem that a programmer has to know what the signature
of a function is.  With the Apache SOAP system the parameters are loaded
into and array.  Is there anyway defined to use perhaps XML Schema as a form
of IDL.  Does just loading parameters into an array represent the consensus
or am I missing something?

Matthew Jones
Received on Monday, 27 August 2001 16:11:47 UTC

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