Opinions on WS-I Basic Profile?

I wonder what people think about the WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 in general?
More specifically, what do people think about the fact that it allows document/literal and rpc/literal message formats? Do people really think we need two message formats? Sure, I know that there are two programming models (messaging and RPC) but programming model is orthogonal to message format. For example. .NET (asmx) does RPC using the document/literal format.

Comments (1)

  1. Chris Brooks says:

    Hello Yasser,

    Hope you’re having fun in SLC :-).

    I agree with you, and I’ve maintained that the inclusion of rpc/lit just doesn’t make sense. One of the goals of the basic profile was, presumably, to narrow down some of the choices in implementing to limit variation and increase interop. I think including rpc/lit only causes confusion.