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- From: Dick Brooks <email@example.com>
- To: "Betty L. Harvey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Dave Winer <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 14:05:29 -0500
The Global Commerce Initiative (GCI) recently announced their support for
ebXML standards in a press release dated 7/31/00, the full release is
located at: http://www.8760.com/gci.pdf
Their announced support for ebXML standards is located on page 3 of the
FYI - The following organizations are GCI members:
CORPORATE MEMBERS OF THE GLOBAL COMMERCE INITIATIVE BOARD
FEDERATED DEPARTMENT STORES
THE HOME DEPOT
MARKS & SPENCER
WAL*MART STORES INC.
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
PROCTER & GAMBLE
110 12th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
InsideAgent - Empowering e-commerce solutions
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Betty L. Harvey [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 6:20 PM
> To: Dave Winer
> Cc: Simon St.Laurent; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: XML-RPC or SOAP
> I am very much interested in this topic. I am working on several
> projects that are have to make a commitment to a specific
> protocol soon.
> 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.)
> > Dave
> > ----- 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
> > 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.
> > >
> > > 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