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Re: Are RPC/Encoded Web Services vanishing?

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Date: 14 Jul 2003 10:11:59 +0200
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com>, "Agarwal, Naresh" <nagarwal@informatica.com>, "xml-dist-app@w3.org" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1058170319.2297.10.camel@localhost>

Dan, while I don't really see the connection between SOAP Data Model and
RDF or the value of SOAP Encoding in relation to RDF, but I still think
SOAP Data Model and SOAP Encoding are valuable for data that is not
easily and naturally representable by trees.

I see the biggest value of SOAP Data Model and SOAP Encoding in being
able to communicate the graph structure of data interoperably. To this
end it is necessary to have a way of describing a graph schema, which
I'm working on in the background.

Best regards, 

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Senior Architect
                   Systinet Corporation

On Sun, 2003-07-13 at 04:29, Dan Brickley wrote:
> * Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com> [2003-07-12 21:48-0400]
> > 
> > > Is RPC/Encoded form of SOAP is vanishing out and Doc/Literal form of
> > > SOAP is going to be more popular in the future?
> > 
> > Yes.  WS-I discouraged its use, and WSDL 1.2 used that as rationale to
> > drop it.
> And it only became a W3C recommendation less than a month ago. Fickle fashion! ;)
> Am I the only one who finds SOAP Encoding to have potential? I guess mostly
> because it has a data model almost isomorphic to RDF's, so I don't see
> it as necessarily being bound to RPC and lazy 'myobject.toXML()' coding
> style...
> Dan
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