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   Re: RE: [xml-dev] Traditional RPC

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On Monday 18 February 2002 11:14 am, Mike Champion wrote:
> >So Why Traditional RPC?  Why Web Services per UDDI/WSDL/SOAP?
> I didn't think there was much dispute -- this is the programming
> way

Sure, everything boils down to functions operating over data sooner or 
later ;-)

> the CORBA and DCOM way, to access remote applications.  It
> works well on LANs, so there's a solid base of experience to draw on
> that you can hide the network behind an RPC.  

Actually, experienced programmers in RPC know that you *can't* hide 
the network.... it's the biggest sin of distributed programming 
newbies. Sadly, it's a very easy trap to fall into.


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