Hi Mike, thanks for the pushback.
The world may not need XML-RPC but it also isn't
going away just because SOAP 1.1 came along.
So the reason the BigCo's should be interested in
XML-RPC is that there's a very active developer community, that in some ways, is
considerably ahead of where we are with SOAP 1.1. They could bet on swamping
XML-RPC, or they could hedge the bet and welcome the XML-RPC developers. This
approach usually works well, but is not commonly practiced.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 10:56
Subject: RE: Massive Cross-Post: The
State of XML-RPC, April 2001
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