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From: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 8-Jan-2005 8:49

* Andreas Bolka <> [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 -- Tim Johnson <>