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Michael Champion

Michael Champion is a research and development specialist at Software AG, working out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan and did graduate study specializing in data analysis and computer simulation of international conflict. He has been a software developer in the USA for 20 years, working primarily in the area of middleware for client-server document and image management systems. He has been active in the World Wide Consortium's Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group for more than three years and was an editor of the core XML portion of the DOM Level 1 Recommendation. He is now co-chair of the Web Services Architecture Working Group. Champion joined Software AG in early 1999 and now works in the Technology Enablement group, focusing on technical business development activities, writing articles on XML technology, and building example integrations between XML applications and Software AG's database and enterprise integration products. He serves as co-chair of the W3C Web Services Architecture working group and continues to be active in the W3C DOM working group as well as the W3C XML Protocols working group.


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When does SOAP add value over simple HTTP+XML?

Posted by mchampion on June 13, 2003 at 11:04 AM PDT

Sean McGrath seems to be the first to link to this weblog, and I'll return the favor by publicly disagreeing with him <grin>.

Exploring Where XML and Java Meet

Posted by mchampion on June 10, 2003 at 4:07 PM PDT

For some users, the Java and XML roads come together in a smooth interchange where objects can be serialized as XML and schemas cleanly bound into classes.