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Re: TAG document: SOAP HTTP GET binding available

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 09:02:18 -0700
Message-ID: <3CE2868A.F9BBF4B9@prescod.net>
To: www-tag@w3.org
Jacek, you've made some excellent points. In my recent re-reading of
O'Reilly's "Core Internet Protocols" book, I've also reaffirmed my sense
that SOAP is really a level 6 (presentation) protocol. Therefore it
should ride on top of TCP and application protocols should ride on top
of it. I have no confidence that this will happen, however, because
moving SOAP to TCP will arguably slow deployment. After all, more
programmers know how to work with CGI/servlets/ASP than with raw
sockets. I expect that less "enlightened" SOAP vendors will see the
marketing costs as outweighing the technical advantages that accrue from
using Internet protocols as they were meant to be used.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Wednesday, 15 May 2002 12:02:00 UTC

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