Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.


Author:Dan Dees
Posted:4/10/2000; 9:08:42 PM
Topic:SOAP vs NGWS
Msg #:16076
Prev/Next:16075 / 16077

I am confused on this "Next Generation Windows Services will be an MS lock-in" discussion.

I can see that SOAP is an "open wire protocol" and XML is an "open data format", but I can also see that defining and controlling what these protocols DELIVER could produce a monopoly position.


If not, isn't this the same as saying that "Windows has a mostly documented API, so there is no lock-in there".

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