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   Re: XML Transport Mechanism

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  • From: "Carl Schei" <carl@catapultt.com>
  • To: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 11:15:29 -0500

Hey Jonathan,

Thanks for the info.

> >> 2/
> >> Over HTTP. An application will generate an XML stream that will be
> >> via HTTP to a listening application. How exactly would this work -
> >> specifically in Java? Is there a standard way of opening up an HTTP
> >> connection and piping down the XML? Unfortunately I am not familiar
> >> java.net.* classes.
>     The XML data is placed into the body of the MIME message which is an
> HTTP request and/or response. This allows XML to be transmitted by SMTP as
> well. You can use a standard Content-Type: "text/xml" or "application/xml
> indicate that the body is in XML format.

I gather that what you are proposing is that the Java program listen
directly for the HTTP requests? Could this piggyback onto a web server

Another proposal I found was using XML-RPC (http://www.xml-rpc.com). In the
POST method inside your HTML you can execute an RPC and use as the transport
mechanism XML, both as the request and the reply. I haven't figured out how
your Java program would register itself with the Web Server, to expose the
RPC calls that it is expecting. This would require a bit more research, on
my side.

Carl Schei
Catapult Technology, Inc.
(630) 515-3670 phone

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