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Stefan Tilkov,

Phil Windley doesn’t get WS-MetadataExchange:

I’m just not clear on why a simple URL isn’t good enough. Why do we need to invent new RPC-style request/response pairs?

The reason is simple: It’s because of a conscious decision not to depend on HTTP. And I’m becoming more and more convinced that this is the wrong path. The more I read and think about it, the more convinced I become that ignoring what HTTP and REST offer leads to re-inventing the same functionality on another layer.

On July 15, 2005 6:04 PM, Dan Olsen said:

Using HTTP and REST is some research I am working on with Dr. Windley. We are trying to see if we can use WS-* standards with HTTP instead of a new layer. It is still in the early research stages but you can see some of the stuff by going to and any input from individuals would be appreciated as the project progresses.