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- From: Philip Gooch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 17:31:25 +0100
Thanks Dave and Joshua for the valuable input.
Yes, XML-RPC is working for us, and it's very easy. It's a little verbose
though (<params><param><struct><member>.....), especially if you're just
sending name=value pairs.
Dave Winer wrote:
> 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> 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