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   RE: [xml-dev] Traditional RPC

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2/18/2002 11:38:41 AM, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> wrote:

>Do you really think the average office worker knows what the 
><!DOCTYPE at the top of an HTML file is for?  I don't. OTOH, 
>they don't code them. 

OK, I got carried away with the "average office worker" and
HTML ... but I do think that lots of non-nerds learn enough
HTML to tweak their homepages or weblogs, and simply ignore
(and don't touch) the stuff they don't understand.  
I see my 9 year old doing it to tweak postings on a kids
website (neopets.com), FWIW, without any prompting or 
explanation from me. 

Likewise with URIs; I can more easily imagine an "average" 
person accessing a Web service by tweaking a big ugly URL
and putting the result in a frame or a table or formatted with
CSS than I can imagine them buying VS.NET, installing some 
libraries to make a SOAP call from Javascript, sorting
out when they must use XML-RPC and when they must use SOAP, etc.

Anyway, I offer this as only "the only scenario under which RPC
could decisively lose", not a prediction that it will happen.


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