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[REBOL] Re: Google + SOAP

From: dockimbel:free at: 24-Apr-2002 13:53

Graham Chiu wrote:
> Hi Nenad, > > On Wed, 24 Apr 2002 01:32:10 +0200 > Nenad Rakocevic <[dockimbel--free--fr]> wrote: > > > Just a though: > > When you use the open/insert/close approach you can call > > several remote methods without > > having to parse the WSDL file each time. This is not true > > for 'read calls...unless web > > I guess what I was thinking was that you seem to be implying > that the wsdl file should be opened each time the the > virtual port is opened, whereas with a stable SOAP service, > you really only need to do it the once. You could for > instance create an object from the wsdl file, and store it > locally.
Good idea. The object could contain the remote methods wrappers, their specs (args names & types), etc...
> But I guess the added value in opening a virtual port is to > check whether the service still exists! Soap services seem > to be pretty emphemeral in my experience.
That's right. A HTTP 'HEAD command should be enough to see if the service is still alive. -DocKimbel.