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From Mark Baker <>
Subject Re: SOAP 1.2, GET, and Axis
Date Wed, 03 Jul 2002 02:09:54 GMT
You guys are losing me.

A developer has to know that a GET is being performed, the same way
they have to know that any method is being invoked, because it has
meaning specific to the task they're trying to accomplish.

Sam's suggestion to punt the retrieval of the response is fine from
this POV, but I wonder what developers would think of it, and I'm not
sure it would technically be conformant to the spec (though maybe the
spec needs fixing).

Glen's getSOAPResponse() method is confusing to me, because there
already exists a way to invoke methods on objects, setOperationName().
Why would having two ways of doing the same thing be desirable?  And if
you're going to create a different way, why not reuse an existing one,
like (modulo those awful
HTTP issues)?

I understand that this a very different way of thinking of SOAP, i.e.
not as a layer, but that's what the Web Method feature is for; exposing
HTTP, through SOAP, to the developer.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.     

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