[OSGeo-Discuss] a SOAP bubble

Miguel Montesinos mmontesinos at prodevelop.es
Fri Jul 13 00:51:24 PDT 2007


I agree the comments about SOAP problems. Nevertheless the most known
problems are related to XML more than SOAP specifically, and that's what
OGC standards use: XML, as a matter of fact that's the reason why some
standards like WFS are quite improvable.

So, I think we won't face a new technical disaster, but a
standardization challenge.


Miguel Montesinos
Technical Manager
e-mail: mmontesinos at prodevelop.es

> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-
> bounces at lists.osgeo.org] En nombre de Sean Gillies
> Enviado el: jueves, 12 de julio de 2007 23:36
> Para: OSGeo Discussions
> Asunto: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] a SOAP bubble
> Jo Walsh wrote:
> > dear all,
> >
> > The Draft Implementing Rules for Network Services for geodata
> > as part of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure (INSPIRE)
> > are going to be published before too long, and when they are,
> > they will mandate SOAP for interfacing with all OGC web services.
> >
> > 'What?' one cries. 'SOAP [...]'. And the poor European Commission
> > are going to have to listen to a lot of opinions about what a good
> > and what a bad thing this is for people writing geographic
> > software and trying to get public authorities in Europe to use it.
> >
> > It would be so great to collect some kind of real numbers looking
> > outside the GI domain even. Like back when there was a SOAP bubble
> > a few years ago and Google, Amazon et al ran parallel SOAP and REST
> > style services. Google dropped SOAP for GMaps. Could we get those
> > kinds of numbers? Is anyone in GIS really supporting SOAP enough
> > one could get comparative realworld numbers?
> >
> > I would also be really interested in getting impact assessment from
> > client software of an change like this - like SOAP support would be
> > big deal for an intentionally light-footprint package like
> >
> > Any thoughts at all welcome here:
> > http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/SOAP
> >
> >
> > jo
> http://www.somebits.com/weblog/tech/bad/whySoapSucks.html
>  From Nelson Minar, who worked on several SOAP services for Google.
> Sean
> _______________________________________________
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

More information about the Discuss mailing list