[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
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.