[XML-SIG] SOAP, Web services, hype, and Python

Rich Salz rsalz@datapower.com
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 10:25:18 -0500

> It's too bad the SOAP committee continued on past what was done in XML-RPC. 
> This is a classic example of a committee that was designing a horse and 
> created a camel. 

This is not quite the way it worked.  SOAP 1.1 was done by a small group 
of individuals.  Your complaint has validity for SOAP 1.2 :)  XML RPC 
was a "pre-release" of SOAP because Dave Winer got tired of waiting for 
MSFT to allow their folks to sign-off on SOAP.

For myself, SOAP 1.1 hits the sweet spot; XML RPC is too limited and 
SOAP 1.2 is too yucky.