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 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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