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[XML-SIG] WSDL library ?

Rich Salz <rsalz@zolera.com> wrote:


I'm in well over my head, here, but...

>SOAP RPC Encoding can't transport arbitrary XML, agreed.  But SOAP 
>>itself can.  That's a good thing.  If I want to transmit legally binding 

>>information over the Internet, then SOAP's ability to include an XML 

>>DSIG (as either a header element, or using doc/literal style in the 

>>body) is way cool; XML-RPC can't do that.

When asked to investigate SOAP, one of the apparent advantages I found for 
those who have already invested in XML data exchange representations is that it 
seems to be possible to just drop the usual XML instances inside a SOAP 
envelope and use largely the tools you already have to deconstruct those 
instances later. For people who aren't strictly interested in converting their 
data to RPC-like calls, SOAP provides the messaging infrastructure, in theory, 
whilst the interpretation of the data is left to the application.

Personally, I think the obsession with making everything an object, so that one 
can receive RPC messages or access relational databases by pulling objects out 
of a hat and calling setFamilyName on them (for example), is somewhat tiresome 
and not always particularly necessary. In other words, I think that there are 
benefits to just receiving an XML document, rather than having to stuff such 
data into an object hierarchy.

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