Monthly Archives: June 2002

Axis and the SOAP 1.2 Web Method Feature

Spent some time thinking about how the Apache Axis project could support the SOAP 1.2 “Web Method Feature”, the major architectural difference between SOAP 0.9/1.0/1.1, and SOAP 1.2. I’m not sure that many Web services folks understand the implications of this yet, but it’s clear to me that it dispells the notion of SOAP as… Read More »

WS-Security goes to OASIS

The big news from yesterday, WS-Security is submitted to OASIS. For those who don’t think Web services have much of a future, this is really good news for the Web and the W3C, as it removes influence from the Web Services Activity, specifically the Web Services Architecture Working Group (of which I’m a member, but… Read More »

My First Blog

Welcome to my first blog! Here’s why I’m calling it “Mark Baker, Tech Curmudgeon”. I believe that distributed systems that work at Internet scale are extraordinarily difficult to build; much more difficult than is commonly believed, even amoungst those who know that it’s difficult. I believe that there are very few people on this planet… Read More »