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   RE: Alternatives to browsers (was Re: Alternatives to the W3C)

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  • From: Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 18:37:06 -0000

Didier PH Martin wrote,
> Q: what would be the best world?
> That both CORBA and DCOM provide an IDL to an XML based 
> marshaler. This way, at least, two components (a) a CORBA one 
> and (b) a DCOM one could be made to inter-operate if both also 
> use HTTP as a transport mechanism.

Yes ... but ... why?

If you've got CORBA/RMI/DCOM clients and servers on both ends 
why would you want to take a detour via XML over HTTP (other 
than for firewall traversal). The generated XML would be about 
as illuminating (and as helpful for interoperation) as running
a binary executable through a disassembler.

I think this is a case of horses for courses ... both XML over
HTTP and CORBA/RMI/DCOM have useful jobs to do, but I don't
think either can make the other redundant.



Miles Sabin                       Cromwell Media
Internet Systems Architect        5/6 Glenthorne Mews
+44 (0)20 8817 4030               London, W6 0LJ, England
msabin@cromwellmedia.com          http://www.cromwellmedia.com/

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