[XML-SIG] WSDL library ?
> It looks as if you should have made it to SPAM10 for the Web services panel.
>> You would have been the only one with any decent amount of good things to say
>> about SOAP ;-) (01)
Budgets prevented it; I was invited (twice :). (02)
> Pretty scary when I'd be more comfortable pointing people to a hack like
>> XML-RPC than I would be pointing people to SOAP. (03)
What's wrong with SOAP? I like it because:
- Supports more than just sender-receiver; e.g., intermediates.
- SOAP with Attachments
- Ability to send XML
- Richer data types
- href/id handles pointer aliasing
- href allows (transparent!) refs to network data
- extensible architecture (header elements)
- reasonable size to implement (04)
I don't like XML-RPC because it doesn't have the above. :) (05)
> This also seems to be emerging consensus, in the several communities in which
>> I'm involved. Besides the ever enthusiastic giants, and the pretenders like
>> IONA, SOAP is losing its shine at an amazing pace. (06)
Not from where I sit. (07)
> Good riddance. (08)
Why? What do you not like about it?
Zolera Systems, http://www.zolera.com
Information Integrity, XML Security (010)