[REBOL] Re: SOAP vs. XML-RPC
From: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 8-Jan-2005 8:49
* 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.
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.
Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com>