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   RE: [xml-dev] Web Services/SOA (was RE: [xml-dev] XML 2004 weblogitems?)

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> At the high level, RPC is about invoking remote methods on objects.

That's how I used to think of it, too.  But I was in a minority.

> Or is there an 'RPC architectural style' that I am
> unaware of?

Yes:  a "method name" and calling sequence (e.g., multiple parameters) and
return value.  In SOA, you think more of sending XML documents around and
there's only one method, probably POST, and some meta-data, like a

It is admittedly kinda fuzzy-wuzzy, but that's not uncommon when you start
talking about "architecture." :)
Rich Salz                  Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology       http://www.datapower.com
XS40 XML Security Gateway  http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html
XML Security Overview      http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html


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