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Rob Griffin asks:
> Or is the answer that no form of RPC is acceptable?
I'm not at all opposed to RPC in cases where RPC is appropriate.
I do, however, consider RPC as something entirely separate from "the
Web", and "Web Services" in their RPC form as an oxymoron.
There are lots of alternatives to RPC for a computer-readable Web, even
if they don't come with toolkits - sure, it's work, but I'd rather
people worked in ways appropriate to the medium they choose to use than
slide through using tools that do what they do without giving much of a
damn for how. (Will the word at the start of the line set off the
For one discussion, see:
If you want RPC, there are lots of options. The Web never had to enter
into that equation, and so far as I can tell, contributes absolutely
Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid:188.8.131.52.4.1.6320 is another possibility altogether