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

On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, XML Everywhere wrote:

> 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.

Though the final schedule isn't out yet, this is exactly the talk I'm
giving for O'Reilly's Open Source conference (albeit actually in the
mod_perl track). HTTP is a great applications protocol - it handles
errors, parameter passing, multiple result sets (via MIME), return type
negotiation, etc. I hope to open people's minds to other possibilities
(though I don't expect many attendees!).


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