As some of you may have seen, a draft version of the WS-I Basic Profile has been released (http://www.ws-i.org/Profiles/Basic/2002-10/BasicProfile-1.0-WGD.htm). There has been some interesting commentary so far, and for those of you interested I encourage you to read up. Strangely enough, the profile supports RPC/Literal but not RPC/Encoded. Ive been lobbying for dropping RPC/Lit as well, since theres so little tool support out there for this mode and theres really no reason to not just use Doc/Lit if you are going to use literal (XML schema-based) encoding of types. [Chris Brooks - Corillian CTO]
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
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