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   Re: XML-RPC or SOAP

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  • From: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
  • To: Philip Gooch <philg@easynet.co.uk>, xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 09:03:17 -0700

I'll get this one! ;->

On another mail list they're asking if CORBA is dead.

Study the history of software, nothing ever dies, yet people who for one
reason or another *want* things to die say they're dead.

XML-RPC is alive and well.

SOAP is coming along, but there aren't many interoperable implementations,
and none of them implement all the possibilities. So interoperability is
still a challenge in SOAP-space, where it's trivial in XML-RPC, and done,
and demonstrated.

So my advice is this, if XML-RPC does what you need to do, use it.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip Gooch" <philg@easynet.co.uk>
To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 8:52 AM
Subject: XML-RPC or SOAP

> Hi there
> In the project I am involved in, we are looking at using HTTP xml-based
> remote procedure calls as an alternative to RMI. Our programmer's are
> new to XML, so I suggested we use XML-RPC (no namespaces or attributes -
> very simple). However, someone replied along the lines that XML-RPC is
> dead and we should use SOAP instead.
> Can anyone here make any suggestions or comments?
> Phil


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