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- From: "Simeon Simeonov" <email@example.com>
- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 18:24:28 -0400
Here are some comments:
>We looked at WDDX and saw that it was a subset of XML-RPC.
Not really. WDDX is explicitly about not being related to RPC. It deals
specifically and only with data. There is no notion of request-response,
objects, methods, and interfaces.
As far as data is concerned, apart the fact that we expose a recordset
datatype, our datatypes are indeed similar.
>WDDX makes no statement about transport. We're going to look at supporting
>it, but we're already deploying apps that do this stuff, along with
>WebMethods and others, have been since March. Allaire still has to settle
>on a transport (we suggest HTTP).
This is done on purpose, since WDDX is only about describing data. Yes, HTTP
makes the most sense for moving data around the 'net. I recently saw an
example of a WDDX-enabled app that pulled data from an ASP and a ColdFusion
server to later display the data in MS Word. HTTP and DCOM were involved. I
also know of applications that use WDDX as a structured representation for
data they persist to databases.
>Also, XML-RPC made Infoworld back in July, along with an interesting note
>that Microsoft is somehow involved:
Yes, this was an interesting article!
>I would argue that XML is about working together. We have tremendous
>respect for Allaire. It would be wonderful if we could build applications
>that combine the capabilities of Cold Fusion and Frontier. We're inches
>away from this, and a little bit of building on each others' strengths is
>all it takes.
Absolutely. I'll contact you on a private channel.
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