Simon Fell > Its just code > September 2003
Another worm on the loose, this one (like many before it) pretending to be a microsoft security announcement. Perhaps Microsoft should start signing their security emails?
I've been working on a winforms app, and am seriously tempted to throw it away and do it in VB6 instead!. What's with the current trend of shipping new products that drop features from older versions?, what happened to the unbound grid control? and did anyone even bother to test the column format stuff?, how come a column format of "x" will display a value of 0x10 as "10" yet, interpret an entry of "10" as 10 decimal and proceed to change it to "a", WTF??
Tim makes a welcome return to blogging with a couple of posts about the microsoft.com web services. If security wasn't the goal of the initial prototype, then why is there all the deal with signing up, the ws-security headers, etc?. I'm sure it all makes sense in the long run, but it doesn't really achieve anything at this point, so why bother to include at this stage? Also, any chance of getting the WSDL updated so it actually includes the details of the required headers ?
The latest version of SOAPScope has some nifty WSDL tools, including the ability to generate messages from WSDL directly in SOAPScope, including doc/lit, section 5 encoding and headers!, there's also a WSDL checker that will verify the WSDL against both the WSDL 1.1 spec and the WS-I Basic Profile. Congrats to Dave & crew.
Dare takes the obvious step and exposes the data from the web service as an RSS feed, IANAL but in doing so I'm pretty sure he broke the EULA. The obvious question is why its not available as an RSS feed to start with.