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Asynchronous Request/Response Doubts

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kohsuke
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from http://www.innoq.com/blog/st/2005/09/06/asynchronous_requestresponse_dou...
Everybody and their mother agrees that doing web services RPC-style is a Bad Thing, but not many people would extend that to request/response, which is a useful and common pattern in any sort of remote communication scenario. It's not as easy as one might imagine, though, to find out how the SOAP, WSDL and WS-A specs and the rest of WS-* stack can be used to support this pattern when combined with asynchronous messaging.