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RE: array encoding in SOAP

From: Eugene Kuznetsov <eugene@datapower.com>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 20:07:20 -0400
To: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, "Jacek Kopecky" <jacek@systinet.com>
Cc: "Murali Janakiraman" <murali@roguewave.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLGLOJMHANDPKJOCOAEMKFPAA.eugene@datapower.com>
> Whatever the merits of our current array/struct design,  I think it is a
> mistake to assume that all interesting SOAP implementations will always
> use a schema description such as WSDL to decode messages.  The ability to
> map individual self-describing messages into dynamically typed languages,
> such as scripting languages, seems to be very useful.

I second that. If self-describing is not a goal, why not use IIOP
(nice & compact) coupled with IDL (the readable XML Schema alternative)?

\\ Eugene Kuznetsov
\\ eugene@datapower.com
\\ DataPower Technology, Inc.
Received on Thursday, 2 May 2002 20:01:41 UTC

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