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How to get started with XML/SOAP
- From: hector santos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 18:22:03 -0400
If I can outline what we have, can some one guide me in the right
direction so I don't reinvent the wheel here? Thanks:
We have the following:
1) A RPC based CLIENT API for access to our server databases.
2) We have a converters for the following:
C to PASCAL to create headers and function protocol
C to JAVA
C to DELPHI
C to FoxPro
So we have the ability to create any other interface
3) A server-side compiled BASIC-like language. Compiled
modules can run standalone and/or via HTTP request.
The applets have WCX extensions.
4) Currently, our server are distributed with canned client
connectivity software, so for example our WEB interface
come with a library of WCX modules to provide the
Web Services such as Email, Mail Forums and File
Uploads/Downloads. The customer can customize it
by editing our html templates (akin to ASP) and/or
customizing the server-side modules.
5) All HTTP request are handled using standard URL argument
processing or POST mime multi-part data processing.
So, I want to see what do I need to do to expose our API/SDK
to the outside world. What are my choices here?
It seems to me after spending over 1 week researching and
exploring XML/SOAP, then we can:
a) Create an SDK converter to create the WSDL URL....?
b) Prepare our HTTP request processor by adding another
layer to handle XML data.
What is SOAP/RPC? Can I use SDK converter to create a
SOAP/RPC "Definition" file? whatever that is?
I'm just trying to see what I need to do to quickly create
whatever it is to expose our API/SDK.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.