Axis and the SOAP 1.2 Web Method Feature

By | 2002/06/30

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 a layer, which is bound to mess with some software. Layers hide other layers beneath them, but what the Web Method Feature says is that a developer must be aware of which HTTP method they’re using if they’re using SOAP bound to HTTP. Let’s hope they all see it that way too. 8-)

The topic is being discussed on axis-dev now.

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