Subject: Re: [xsl] Does saxon:output do an HTTP POST? (Using XSLT as a Web Services bridge)|
From: Francis Norton <francis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 17:29:07 +0100
Yes, in fact I'd go further - I'm not even particularly committed to SOAP, but I do care about the ability to send an XML request, so I would be equally happy (in principle) if we (all) started calling our Web Services by using POST with the XML as a MIME attachment, as John Cowan pointed out on xml-dev. But until someone can find a way of sending an XML block via a URL, then I need something more powerful than document().Whether you can do it depends on what you mean by "Web Service". It's one thing to POST some (name,variable) pairs. It's another to construct a SOAP envelope + payload and to respond to possible SOAP error messages.