5227Re: [decentralization] Re: xml protocols and transport bindings
- Feb 3, 2002Bram Cohen wrote:
>You're right in general, though it does sound like Allen has been doing
> Ah, there's the source of the problem. Actually trying to implement
> something has distracted you from the perfect theoretical claims touted in
> press releases.
Real Work with SOAP, so I'd like to hear at what level.
There is no doubt that you can get SOAP to work sometimes. I've built
SOAP systems. But I've always had to tweak either the client or the
server...thankfully they were always open source.
But what using SOAP means will vary radically from project to project.
Some people will mean that they figure out a way to shoe-horn their data
into a SOAP envelope. Big deal. Others might take advantage of the
header structures. Others may use the encoding. Others may use the RPC
conventions. Some SOAP clients do not even allow you to choose to only
use the envelope.
I claim that this is a terminological mess that is going to cause big
problems...I will buy software that claims to "support SOAP" and find
that it is totally incompatible with other software that claims to
support SOAP because they will have chosen different menus of features
from the SOAP spec.
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