[XML-SIG] WSDL library ?
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:11:10 -0500
> It looks as if you should have made it to SPAM10 for the Web services panel.
> You would have been the only one with any decent amount of good things to say
> about SOAP ;-)
Budgets prevented it; I was invited (twice :).
> Pretty scary when I'd be more comfortable pointing people to a hack like
> XML-RPC than I would be pointing people to SOAP.
What's wrong with SOAP? I like it because:
- Supports more than just sender-receiver; e.g., intermediates.
- SOAP with Attachments
- Ability to send XML
- Richer data types
- href/id handles pointer aliasing
- href allows (transparent!) refs to network data
- extensible architecture (header elements)
- reasonable size to implement
I don't like XML-RPC because it doesn't have the above. :)
> This also seems to be emerging consensus, in the several communities in which
> I'm involved. Besides the ever enthusiastic giants, and the pretenders like
> IONA, SOAP is losing its shine at an amazing pace.
Not from where I sit.
> Good riddance.
Why? What do you not like about it?
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