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Re: SOAP Binding Framework Concerns

From: Marwan Sabbouh <ms@mitre.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 09:09:13 -0400
Message-ID: <3BD025F9.ADAA2792@mitre.org>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
oops-too late

Marwan Sabbouh wrote:

> David;
>
> I thought I run this by you before I forward it to the mailing list. Please
> comment.
>
> I am very concerned with the work taken place on the binding framework.
> It seems as if we are creating a layer that sits between the
> transport/transfer protocol and the SOAP layer.  In my mind, there isn't
> a physical layer that is called the binding layer.  There isn't a
> boundary between SOAP and the delivery protocol.  More importantly, there isn;'t
> "a contract between SOAP and the
> bindings/underlying protocols that SOAP uses", as described in Stuart's email to
> Glyn Normington.  In my mind the contract is between the SOAP sender and
> receiver.  WSDL is a good example of such a contract.  I invite the TBTF
> workingb group to examine it.
>
> Instead, a Web service that
> binds itself to a particular protocol, is then able to receive
> messages using that protocol.  In this context, aSOAP processor uses the
> delivery mechanism specified by this service.  I am afraid we are making
> it far more difficult than it needs to be.
> What am I missing?
>
> Marwan
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