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RE: [getf] Proposal for Web-friendly representation of RPC's in SOAP

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 11:39:29 -0400
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com [mailto:noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 10:05 AM
> To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject: [getf] Proposal for Web-friendly representation of RPC's in
> SOAP
> 
>

Overall, I think this looks great.  One quibble ...

> In general, this specification concerns itself with the creation and
> processing of SOAP envelopes, and does not formally constrain 
> the means by which RPC or non-RPC URIs are constructed for use with SOAP.


I don't think this rationale is very compelling. SOAP 1.2 offers an XML
serialization format for RPC parameters, so it wouldn't be out of scope to
offer a URI serialization format for RPC parameters.  

>  Thus, no standard means of mapping resource-identifying arguments or 
> method names to URIs is provided herein; it is anticipated that such 
> conventions would be developed in conjunction with the creation of 
> Web service description languages, language bindings, and so on.

I can understand if we don't think that it can be defined quickly enough for
the 1.2 timeframe, but I would *hope* that a SOAP-level argument-to-URI
mapping could be standardized.  If the mapping is language-specific, or
requires WSDL on both sides, then interoperability would be greatly reduced.
Received on Wednesday, 29 May 2002 11:40:04 GMT

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