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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Attachments, curse thy name
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2005 21:00:04 GMT
Thanks for the comment. This is as close to a compliment i have heard
in a while :)

-- dims

On 10/26/05, Jarmo Doc <jarmod@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Glad for the support :-)
>
> And, by the way, I'm *not* knocking the Axis team one bit.  Their jobs, and
> lives, must have been made a lot less fun having to support all this
> craziness.
>
>
> >From: Guy Rixon <gtr@ast.cam.ac.uk>
> >Reply-To: axis-user@ws.apache.org
> >To: axis-user@ws.apache.org
> >Subject: Re: Attachments, curse thy name
> >Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 17:12:24 +0100 (BST)
> >
> > > <rant>It's shocking how complex WSDL is for something so notionally
> >simple.
> > > For example I looked at the WSDL at Anne's blog for an operation that
> >takes
> > > two integers and returns the sum of those integers.  Now, notionally I
> >could
> > > write this in at most 4 (very short) lines of text and I don't think
> >there
> > > could possibly be any ambiguity about what was meant.  Yet the sample at
> > > Anne's blog is well over 100 (long) lines of obtuse WSDL.  Was common
> >sense
> > > absent on the day that WSDL was born or did it really have to be this
> > > complex?  It's a major barrier to comprehension and therefore to
> >use.</rant>
> >
> >Amen, Brother!
> >
> >I think the big problem with WSDL is that it appeared before W3C XML schema
> >and before literal (non)-encoding became standard. If all services with
> >WSDL
> >were SOAP services and if all SOAP services used document/literal messages
> >defined by external schemata, then WSDL could be really simple.
> >
> >However, it's sometimes useful to define alternate bindings. My project is
> >looking at publishing a standard port-type with two bindings, one
> >document/literal SOAP and one for HTTP-GET. If WSDL is to express this,
> >then
> >the messages are abstract and can't be expressed concretely by XML schema
> >(i.e. some messages are not XML at all). Hence all the sub-structure.
> >
> >Guy Rixon                                      gtr@ast.cam.ac.uk
> >Institute of Astronomy                         Tel: +44-1223-337542
> >Madingley Road, Cambridge, UK, CB3 0HA         Fax: +44-1223-337523
>
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Davanum Srinivas : http://wso2.com/blogs/

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