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RE: non-outcry over eBay SOAP interace

From: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 15:01:25 -0600
Message-ID: <7FCB5A9F010AAE419A79A54B44F3718E026F029A@bocnte2k3.boc.chevrontexaco.net>
To: "Michael Champion" <mc@xegesis.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

If you dig into the links a bit you find the following, which I like:

So there you have it in a nutshell. The XML-over-HTTP openness of REST
works best when you want to reach as wide a universe as possible. On the
other hand, you're going to need the encapsulation of SOAP when
performing operations with a high level of contractual commitment. Most
applications will need to use some of each. 

-----Original Message-----
From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Michael Champion
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 2:56 PM
To: '''www-ws-arch@w3.org ' ' '
Subject: non-outcry over eBay SOAP interace

What do the RESTifarians among us think about 

"That marks a big change from the days when there was still a debate 
about whether SOAP was overkill for everyday web services operations, 
and advocates of the simpler REST architecture lambasted Google for 
supporting only SOAP when it launched its API. Nowadays, both 
approaches are acknowledged to have their place. "

I'm curious -- why didn't eBay get the thrashing that you gave Google 
when they announced a non-REST API? Do you accept that eBay's needs are 
different and SOAP is appropriate, or were y'all just asleep at the 
switch <duck>
Received on Thursday, 12 February 2004 16:01:34 UTC

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