RE: [CNET] Web services -- a 2001 thing?

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 17:01:08 PST

> If that's true, then they're wrong. HTTP defines a very useful API.
> They can argue that for their particular application, that those APIs
> are insufficient. But they can't argue that HTTP doesn't give them
> any application semantics to work with, because that's all it
> does; it's
> an *APPLICATION* protocol ferchristsakes.

I would carefully claim that both SOAP and HTTP are protocols - they
don't define any APIs.

A new year - an old discussion :)


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