Advice for REST advocates

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen henrikn@microsoft.com
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 20:18:43 -0700


Right - SOAP gives you some things including the basic framework but
just as well as DAV has a different bake-off from HTTP, so would SOAP
extensions require different bake-offs from SOAP.

Henrik

>> Lest it be forgotten, SOAP is a wire protocol with=20
>extensibility built=20
>> in at the core. There are no assumptions about the programming model=20
>> or platform used by anybody and you can define applications that are=20
>> as loosely or as tightly coupled as you like. In short -=20
>SOAP doesn't=20
>> care
>> :)
>
>And hence, just being SOAP compliant doesn't gain you much in=20
>terms of interoperability.
>
>What would a SOAP bakeoff look like?