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Re: Web-friendly SOAP

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 09:44:33 -0700
Message-ID: <3D0A1D71.4F677FA0@prescod.net>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org

noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> "One of the principles of Web Architecture is that all important
> resources should be identified by URIs. This implies that many
> well-architected SOAP services will be embodied as large
> numbers or resources, each with its own URI.  Indeed, many
> such resources are likely to be created dynamically during
> operation of the service, as new information becomes available.
> For example, a service offering stock prices might use
> a distinct URI for each stock tracked, and perhaps for
> each date and time for which quotes are provided."

I think your wording is excellent!

As you and others have said, WSDL needs to support this too and in fact
I bugged them about it months ago. It just occurred to me, however, that
with SOAP going to REC much earlier than WSDL, we can effect a change in
thinking and behaviour much faster by doing it in SOAP. Also, SOAP and
WSDL are still separable and some people will use SOAP without WSDL.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Friday, 14 June 2002 12:44:48 UTC

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