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   Re: [xml-dev] Interesting XML-DIST-APP thread

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> "there's an evil little secret about Web services that most vendors
> don't talk about. Web services' protocols are very fat, and that means
> that Web services interactions over the network will be slow and eat up
> a large chunk of bandwidth"

This is pretty well known. I did tests some years back (and I think Rick did 
too?) that showed that XML-based RPC is much slower than plain RPC simply 
because it uses more packets... and TCP/IP rewards smaller requests. Of 
course, this gets *much* worse over longer distances with more hops because 
TCP/IP errors tend to "cascade" back.


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