SOAP not the cleanest approach to Google

by Simon St. Laurent

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While some developers seem delighted that Google has provided a SOAP API, a number of developers are questioning whether SOAP provides any value beyond hype to the work being done, and suggest that maybe a plain old XML-over-HTTP approach would be more appropriate and just as useful.

Matt Sergeant's journal entry also questions whether the new API is an improvement on the prior XML interface. He'll be talking about this at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference as well.

Does a dash of SOAP make Google's information tastier?