[REBOL] Re: SOAP vs. XML-RPC
From: tim::johnsons-web::com at: 9-Jan-2005 6:32
* Bryan Rasmussen <[bry--itnisk--com]> [050109 06:02]:
> what style soap is it? given that it's perl you're using i expect it's not doc
> literal, do you have to interact with wsdl, xml schema? messaging done using xml
> wrapped data over various protocols might be the future. i doubt soap is it.
What I mean is that "SOAP" is in *our* future. We are currently being
required to use it. What I should do when I have time, is see if I can
make the query that the perl code is now doing with Andreas' XMP-RPC.
If it is successful, then the answer is the it's moot as to whether the
protocol is truly SOAP or not.
"If it works, it works"
I've noted from the mailing list that this MLS hosts, that there are
references to several previously used, then scrapped appoaches.
> Bryan Rasmussen
> Quoting Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>:
> > * Andreas Bolka <[andreas--bolka--gmx--net]> [050108 04:11]:
> > >
> > >
> > > Saturday, January 8, 2005, 3:02:42 AM, Tim wrote:
> > >
> > > > Why use XML-RPC in place of SOAP?
> > >
> > > I've not really kept a tab on SOAP during the last 2 years, but back
> > > then XML-RPC was simple and lightweight (with its own set of problems)
> > > where SOAP was complex and kinda bloated.
> > Greetings Andreas!
> > FYI: We are *required* to use a SOAP envelope to receive an XML
> > data feed from a Real Estate Multiple Listing Service. That is
> > getting to be kind of an industry standard and in the USA
> > web-based or internet-based Real Estate Multiple Listing
> > application is growing.
> > Currently my partner is using perl code with a SOAP library to obtain
> > this data feed. I also program in python which has second-party
> > libraries (not bundled with the python distro thus far) for SOAP.
> > I do think that SOAP is a wave of the future, bloated or not. Don't
> > know if SOAP "under the hood" has been streamlined or not. The perl
> > interface - that is, the content of the "envelope" - looks a lot like
> > your examples on XML-RPC.
> > thanks
> > tim
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