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- From: "Betty L. Harvey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Dave Winer <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 13:20:20 -1000 (HST)
I am very much interested in this topic. I am working on several
projects that are have to make a commitment to a specific
Do you know of any pointers where the benefits of each are
Also, is anyone thinking about tpaML or ebXML transport protocols?
Betty Harvey | Phone: 410-787-9200 FAX: 9830
Electronic Commerce Connection, Inc. |
firstname.lastname@example.org | Washington,DC SGML/XML Users Grp
URL: http://www.eccnet.com | http://www.eccnet.com/xmlug/
On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, Dave Winer wrote:
> What does the size of a project have to do with it?
> How do you measure the size of a project?
> Further, the complexities (or lack of) in any protocol are completely hidden
> behind APIs. I do SOAP and XML-RPC with equal ease. The only issue is what
> they interoperate with. (And perhaps performance, but I doubt if there's any
> difference between the two encodings.)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 9:22 AM
> Subject: Re: XML-RPC or SOAP
> > At 09:03 AM 8/4/00 -0700, Dave Winer wrote:
> > >XML-RPC is alive and well.
> > >
> > >SOAP is coming along, but there aren't many interoperable
> > >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.
> > For once, I'll agree with Dave 100%.
> > SOAP may be more 'advanced', but XML-RPC is very convenient and easy to
> > learn. For small projects, and maybe even for some relatively simple big
> > projects, XML-RPC makes a lot of sense.
> > (I like to say that XML-RPC gives you enough rope to hang yourself, but
> > SOAP gives you enough rope to hang yourself and a lot of other people too.
> > Rope is, of course, useful for other things as well!)
> > Simon St.Laurent
> > XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
> > http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books