Re: What does SOAP really add?
Jim Ancona scripsit: > - Providing a block of data, such as the result of submitting a > form, to a data-handling process; It's this clause, IMHO, that licenses the use of POST for retryable retrieval; in essence the "block of data" is used to specify one of a finite-but-large set of documents to retrieve (which of course the server may need to compute or already have stored). > Of course this is one of the REST proponents' objections to SOAP--if you want > to fetch a document using the SOAP HTTP binding you must use an HTTP POST, > which violates the semantics specified in the HTTP spec. I think "violates" is too strong. -- John Cowan <jcowan@r...> http://www.reutershealth.com I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, http://www.ccil.org/~cowan han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_
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