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Re: [Fwd: Business Case for using SOAP]

From: Marwan Sabbouh <ms@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 08:58:38 -0500
Message-ID: <3C0F798E.2936D4F3@mitre.org>
To: Christopher Ferris <chris.ferris@sun.com>
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org
>>I would cite the extensibility framework and processing
>>>model for starters.


Agreed.

Marwan



Christopher Ferris wrote:

> Marwan,
>
> These are all advantages of XML in general, not necessarily
> of SOAP. I think that what needs to be described are
> the things that make the case for SOAP as being a better
> solution than just XML.
>
> I would cite the extensibility framework and processing
> model for starters.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Chris
>
> Marwan Sabbouh wrote:
>
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Subject:
> >
> > Business Case for using SOAP
> > From:
> >
> > "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
> > Date:
> >
> > Tue, 04 Dec 2001 11:01:25 -0500
> > To:
> >
> > soap-user@xml.apache.org
> >
> >
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > I need to put together a business case for using SOAP.  I would like to
> > collectively come up with a list of advantages to using SOAP.
> >
> > Advantages:
> >
> > 1. Easy editing and debugging: SOAP messages are XML documents. They can
> > be created and edited using a simple text editor.  Consequently, they
> > are easier to read and debug than binary protocols.
> >
> > 2. XML family of tools available: Since a SOAP document is an XML
> > document you have all the XML tools available for processing the SOAP
> > document, e.g., XSLT for transforming.
> >
> > 3. Separation of concerns: SOAP is independent of how it is to be
> > transported.  Thus, SOAP can be transported using HTTP, SMTP, etc.
> >
> > 4. Language/platform independent: SOAP (XML) is language and platform
> > neutral.  Consequently, it is usable in a variety of environments.
> >
> > 5.  What else?
> >
> > I read this in a book recently: "Saying that SOAP replaces CORBA or DCOM
> > is an oversimplification.  SOAP is missing most of the features that
> > developers expect form a robust distributed object protocol, such as
> > grabage collection or object pooling."  Question: If SOAP does not
> > replace CORBA/DCOM/RMI then what is SOAP's role?  /Roger
> >
> >
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