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  • From: "Ingo Macherius" <macherius@darmstadt.gmd.de>
  • To: "Chad Adams" <cadams@cascadecc.com>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 21:24:56 +0100

Chad Adams <cadams@cascadecc.com> wrote at 10 Mar 99, 12:23:

> Is anybody doing a B2B/WIDL type of application?

There is a lot of research going on with in the area of wrapper 
generation. Some approaches prefer creating java objects, others 
directly map to XML. Implementations include:


Just look at the bibliographies to find others.

> Am I dreaming to think that this can give me a light weight remoting
> technology with out the likes of RMI, CORBA, Weblogic, ObjectSpace etc.

Have a look at XML query languages, they are about that (among other 


A good paper to start with is from David Maier, look at sections 2.9 
and 2.10 to see his Vision of data communication via XML on the web.


And of course there is Microsoft's vision, see


Hope that helps.

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