[XML-SIG] SOAP Skepticism

Uche Ogbuji uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 11:17:51 -0700

> > We have to acknowledge the world as it is and not as we would like it=
> > be. That's why I've started a service description language for servic=
> > based on XML+HTTP.
> =

> IMHO, static descriptions of message formats (i.e. services schemas) ar=
> good. I always liked programming by contract, which, if you are to do
> checking, doesn't stop halfway as types and method signatures do. I'll =
> read it.

Absolutely.  Types as used in most languages, databases, etc, are just =

apalling hacks in place of proper programming by contract.  And it's not =
as if =

it hasn't been proven that PBC can work practically (you don't really nee=
d a =

mathematical proof of correctness for each function: just the primitives =
to =

meet the 80/20 rule).

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