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From: Alex Rousskov [mailto:rousskov(_at_)measurement-factory(_dot_)com]
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 10:54 AM
Subject: RE: SOAP and OCP
Can you point me to specific specs describing "binary"
(opaque, really) data transfer capability of SOAP (or XML)?
Also, you mentioned previously that we should consider
SOAP because web services use SOAP. I would like to make that
statement more precise so that we can evaluate this
advantage. If OCP is built on top of SOAP, do you expect any
existing web services to be able to act as callout servers
"as is", without _any_ modifications? Or do you expect
modification of existing services to support OCP-over-SOAP to
be "easier" than similar modification to support OCP-over-notSOAP?
Yes, web services uses SOAP and this will allow OPES to be plugged into that
area (as opposed to be a competitor).
The short answere to your question about modifications is Yes. By definition
a web services once discovered and its description is obatianed is
On the otherhand, a schema of OCP can be written that could be used by the
web services server that he will use to become an OPES Callout server.
Thank you for the other two clarifications. It looks
like BEEP provides similar features with respect to the
transport protocol selection and even better (more direct)
features for connection state management.