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Re: Minutes, 14 Sep 2006 WS Description WG telcon

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@wso2.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:20:40 +0530
Message-ID: <450B0410.7020103@wso2.com>
To: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-ws-desc@w3.org" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

Sorry for missing the call; as usual.

> Arthur: Woden builds the components, but Axis 2 doesn't do anything with 
> those

Axis2 intends to codegen from the HTTP binding; just haven't gotten to it yet!

> Arthur: HTTP binding is useful for doing REST style, I wouldn't like to 
> see it go


> Tony: Mark Nottingham raised a comment against it

We have to be careful - there's conflict of interest from folks from 
web-http-desc wanting this taken out. That's not a good reason for 
removing it!

> Jonathan: and Microsoft sent a last call comment saying we wouldn't 
> implement it

That's ok :).

> <chinthaka> We do have an implementation in Axis2 based on HTTP binding 
> but we haven't integrated that with Woden for stub generation so +1 to 
> Arthur, as we see lots and lots of users of Axis2 interested in our REST 
> impl based on HTTP Binding rules


> <pauld> sees more benefit in resource centric approaches such as WADL 
> for REST; WSDL 2.0 could be useful for people interested in POX

WADL can waddle along and defined whatever they want. That doesn't mean we 
need to pull this out. If users don't want both let market forces decide 
the "winner".

> plh: I don't know what would be the position of W3C at this time. Yy 
> own, personnal feeling is that we should remove the HTTP binding, since 
> WSDL isn't the best to represent REST applications anyway. I do 
> understand however why people are interested in our current HTTP binding 
> since they don't have anything else around. I'd rather a resource 
> centric approach however

WSDL's HTTP binding is not about REST! Its about describing how to 
exchange WSDL messages over raw HTTP without SOAP.

Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
Founder, Chairman & CEO; WSO2, Inc.; http://www.wso2.com/
email: sanjiva@wso2.com; cell: +94 77 787 6880; fax: +1 509 691 2000

"Oxygenating the Web Service Platform."
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