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Re: Massive Cross-Post: The State of XML-RPC, April 2001

Check this out.



----- Original Message -----
From: "XML Everywhere" <host@xmleverywhere.com>
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>;
<Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>; <dave@userland.com>;
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: Massive Cross-Post: The State of XML-RPC, April 2001

> If you have XML messaging over http, why do you need
> anything else?  Here is the XML I expect, here's the
> XML I'm going to return, and here is the
> URL.  I love how software engineers like to make
> tools instead of solve real problems.  Are we expected
> to suspend disbelief and think these tools are bug-free
> and have no overhead?
> You're going to save me time and make the world
> inter-operate.  Yeah right.  I didn't believe it when the
> CORBA and COM people said it and I don't
> believe it from the XML people either.
> The world will always be chaos, get used to it.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
> To: <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>; <dave@userland.com>;
> <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 11:23 AM
> Subject: RE: Massive Cross-Post: The State of XML-RPC, April 2001
> At 01:56 PM 4/16/01 -0400, Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com wrote:
> >Could
> >someone explain WHY the real world needs XML-RPC in addition to SOAP?
> Personally, I'll take XML-RPC for the tasks it performs.  If I want
> something more sophisticated, I'll go straight to XML messaging over HTTP,
> and steer clear of SOAP entirely.