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Web Service: Which Way In?

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Seems like there are three ways to post a request to a web service:
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- SOAP message
- HTTP Get
- HTTP Post
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Given that I can do any of the three from VBA code (?), is there any reason that
I shouldn't go with the least syntax/coding? That would seem to be one of the
HTTP methods.
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PeteCresswell
May 31 '06 #1
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"(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid> wrote in
news:lk********************************@4ax.com:
Seems like there are three ways to post a request to a web
service: ------------------
- SOAP message
- HTTP Get
- HTTP Post
-----------------

Given that I can do any of the three from VBA code (?), is there
any reason that I shouldn't go with the least syntax/coding?
That would seem to be one of the HTTP methods.


Well, for one, GET and POST are not equivalent. GET is for read-only
operations, POST for operations that change data, for instance
(that's a vast oversimplification, but one way of defining the weird
word "idempotent", which is used in the W3C docs to describe the
appropriate use of the two).

Seems to me that which one you choose will depend on how the
interface of the application you're working with on the web is
designed.

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David W. Fenton http://www.dfenton.com/
usenet at dfenton dot com http://www.dfenton.com/DFA/
May 31 '06 #3

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