Simon answers my earlier question (thanks!). I think it sounds awfully cool, and definitely makes sense if one considers the messaging vs. RPC issue that has been beaten to death recently.

However, Simon's answer poses another question: Why is SOAP the format/protocol to use with these kinds of transports? I just gotta wonder why SOAP would be the wire format of choice over [reliable] mechanisms such as MSMQ/JMS, versus, say, other XML based formats, given SOAP's complexity in some areas...


Tomas Restrepo

Software developer located in Colombia. Sr. PFE at Microsoft.