Re: What does SOAP really add?
Paul Prescod wrote: >Nevertheless, there is no reason that the same should not work for >input. VS.net merely has a bug that does not permit that. If one uses >HTTP POST there is no apparent reason that anything that can be done on >OUTPUT should be restricted on INPUT. It seems quite simple to me: > Two problems with this - first, the the bug appears to extend to the implementation of mime for input - at least, I can telnet a application/x-www-form-urlencoded POST to my VS.Net application, but not a text/xml one. Could be operator malfunction, of course, and I agree that the WSDL note appears to permit this idiom. But secondly, the the parameters for my transaction are in fact for a database query, which HTTP 1.1 appears to say  is an incorrect use of POST. Francis.  http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html#sec9.5
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