Good morning, and apologies in advance for the
I'm working on a new document describing the
state of XML-RPC in April 2001.
"More and more XML-RPC is the
wire protocol of independent developers.
In an ideal world there would
be no wire protocol for anyone, or group of people, there would just be one
wire protocol for everyone. But we've known for quite a while that this is not
our idea of an ideal world. Accept things as they
I'm not too good
at accepting things as they are because I'm told to, and gave up all
hope of living in an ideal world at about age 14. Could someone explain
WHY the real world needs XML-RPC in addition to SOAP? And WHY should "BigCos"
support it? Isn't there some subset of SOAP that meets the needs of indie
developers (like the one described in the "Busy Developer's Guide",