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RE: The Two Way Web

From: Stefano Pogliani <stefano.pogliani@wanadoo.fr>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 01:26:58 +0100
To: "'Mark Baker'" <mark.baker@Canada.Sun.COM>
Cc: "'Ken MacLeod'" <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>, <devel@casbah.org>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>, <soap@discuss.develop.com>
Message-ID: <005201bf8e15$989c22d0$c43aa8c0@forte.com>
Mark,

	thanks for the reply. 
I did not want to enter in the specific context of technology discussion
and my mail was trying to put the discussion under another perspective.

What we are talking here is the domain of Enterprise Application Integration
or, as many start to call it, of XAI.

There is no-doubt that an RPC model as I discussed in my mail is ** NOT **
the best thing to do when I have to create a distributed application. No
objection on this.

But the domain of XML-RPC and of SOAP is, IMHO, going to be the integration of
existing (and, often, hard-to-change) applications into moving composite
applications both for the external and the internal users of a company
(and I say "moving" because these kind of integrations are very subject to
be changed in order to make differentiation in the service-oriented market).

In this context, I think that XML-RPC and.or SOAP are sort of "natural" : you
can "quickly" attack everything you know the API of.

Sorry for the confusion of my previous message. Best regards

/Stefano

 
Received on Tuesday, 14 March 2000 19:44:08 GMT

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