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RE: What is a SOAP Message

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 12:04:23 -0500
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF3D2F2FDF.DD388AA8-ON85256CCC.005D9037@lotus.com>

I wrote a few minutes ago:

>> Neither, for that matter, does a typical HTTP 
>> GET message (always consist of a representation), 
>> though that surely conveys some bits of state 
>> that represent something or other at the sender.

I realize this was very poorly worded.  A successful GET message 
necessarily retrieves a representation.  What I meant to say was that the 
request message itself does not, in the typical case, carry a 
representation in the usual REST sense (though it no doubt carries a 
representation of some information at some sending agent.)  I prefer to 
reserve the word representation for that which is retrieved with a GET, or 
supplied with PUT/POST.

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