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RE: Issue 133: SOAP and Web Architecture: Draft sentences for HTTP bi nding preamble.

From: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 17:29:12 -0800
Message-ID: <C3729BBB6099B344834634EC67DE4AE102623D64@red-msg-01.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Idempotency is a characteristic that occurs at a semantic level above
the simple ability to enclose and send a message, and often depends for
its effect on a context that suppresses duplicates.  Maybe it is time to
rethink the idea that all non-HTTP GET messages are required to have
side-effects.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net] 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 5:04 PM
To: Andrew Layman; xml-dist-app@w3.org
Subject: Re: Issue 133: SOAP and Web Architecture: Draft sentences for
HTTP bi nding preamble.

Andrew Layman wrote:
> 
> SOAP does offer a way: Take a SOAP message that is somehow known to be
> idempotent, URL-encode the XML and then send it via HTTP GET.

That is not an option according to the SOAP HTTP binding.

There is no question that there are ways of using SOAP in a manner that
is compatible with web architecure. We all agree on that. The question
is whether the *default SOAP binding* should be completely compatible
with web architecture or not.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Friday, 22 February 2002 20:30:27 GMT

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