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[REBOL] Re: SOAP

From: petr::krenzelok::trz::cz at: 13-Jun-2001 6:13

Graham Chiu wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2001 11:20:04 +0200 > "Maarten Koopmans" <[m--koopmans2--chello--nl]> wrote: > > > Say you have a service that you want to be available on a > > network to other > > Rebol processes. > > And it needs to perform rather well, and you don't want > > to write all the > > communication software. > > You'd use rugby or something like that. > > Okay, understood now. So, it's similar to xml-rpc without > the xml between Rebol client/server.
It's much better than scripting.com overhyped xml-rpc ;-)
> So, I see that Rebol needs SOAP to access 3rd party SOAP > services, and Rugby needs to provide a SOAP interface to > allow non-Rebol clients to access Rugby services. >
possibly, make it a plug-in though - who cares of SOAP/XML bloat if we have much cleaner solution? :-) ........ just kidding ;-)
> Is there a directory of Rugby services currently available? > Do we need a wdsl type of descriptor to access these > services?
Uhm, I feel lost now. Why everything so easy has to turn into something more complicated? :-) What rugby services are you talking about? You just set your environment block (at least at Rugby 1.x version), and export global context function names you want remote client to be able to execute - e.g. 'delete function, to allow remote client to delete your harddisk :-)
> Or, perhaps, should all Rugby services provide a > 'help command?
Good idea - maybe it would be good for Rugby server to save rebol's 'help, and provide new one, returning list or config of available services/interfaces ... Cheers, -pekr-