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Re: Issue 133, and permitting no body

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 18:09:28 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200202042309.SAA29036@markbaker.ca>
To: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com (Champion, Mike)
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Hmmm ... I hate to dive into shark-infested waters, but I thought of SOAP as
> the application coordination protocol and HTTP just one of the transports.
> HTTP itself is much more than a transport protocol, but the SOAP RPC binding
> is only using it as a way to transport messages.  One COULD use SOAP-format
> messages in a REST-way -- using GET, PUT, POST as appropriate, but that's
> not RPC ???

That's a nomenclature issue, I guess.  GET, PUT, POST, DELETE can be
considered RPC methods as well as "getStockQuote" can.  But what most
developers think of as "RPC" is that they get to define their own

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Monday, 4 February 2002 18:07:09 UTC

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