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RE: [Fwd: Business Case for using SOAP]

From: McGee. David <David.McGee@mail.esb.ie>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 10:59:15 -0000
Message-ID: <278A38BB8978D5119BD00003473A377C0171E759@HO017S>
To: "'Marwan Sabbouh'" <ms@mitre.org>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
On your question as to what is SOAP's role - 

I may get flamed from the rest of the list but despite the best effort of
Microsoft (http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/XMLwebservices/gxa_overview.aspx)
to me SOAP is simply a mechanism for exposing services.  It merely defines
an interface and a messaging protocol.  How those services are implemented
and how the SOAP layer interacts with that implementation are of no concern
to the user of the service (the client).  I am currently working on a
project where we will be exposing a range of services through SOAP for a B2B
application.  Some of the back end fucntionality is being developed from
scratch but much of it wil be re-using legacy code on OS/390.  That will all
be transparent to the user.  Equally for that reason there is no point at
the web services layer of trying to replicate transaction support or other
non-functional attributes that are already (and more naturally) deployed at
the functional layer.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Marwan Sabbouh [SMTP:ms@mitre.org]
> Sent:	04 December 2001 17:55
> To:	xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject:	[Fwd: Business Case for using SOAP]
>  << Message: Business Case for using SOAP >> 

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