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RE: Use of XML ?

Al Snell writes:
 > 2) Requiring both sides to have an XML parser isn't *that* much less
 > restrictive then requiring both sides to have a JVM either :-)

  Except that JVMs are still fairly fat, so they're much harder to
provide on slimmer platforms (as might be found for embedded
systems).  If the data is highly regular (in the sense that it has the
same structure every time), is the kind of thing that makes RPC
systems really shine, whether you use XML (XML-RPC or SOAP) or
something else (ONC-RPC, ASN.1, CORBA).


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation