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Re: "Uh, what do I need this for" (was RE: XML.COM: How I Learne d toLove daBomb)

On 21 Aug 2001 09:10:29 +0100, Francis Norton wrote:
> Having now used WSDL in .NET to generate complete sync and async proxy
> client classes, and fairly useful abstract server classes, I now realise
> it's not cruft, it's the key. As David Platt says, it's type library
> definitions for the internet. And once you've got those, you're really
> cooking. 

It's this development which is precisely the most revealing, imho -- COM
writ large.  Everyone's very keen to tell me it's not about RPC but I
find the use cases and direction of the technology point otherwise.

This is all well and good for Microsoft and IBM, but you have to wonder
what that Protocol working group is really there for.

-- Edd

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