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From: Ray Whitmer <rayw@netscape.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 12:24:43 -0700
Message-ID: <3AA68AFB.4090302@netscape.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Sorry I didn't reply sooner.

>In the case of RPC, I have to say that the application
>sits on top of the RPC module. The app. calls methods
>implemented by the RPC module.  The rpc module calls
>method implemented by the XP layer. Below is an
>examination of an XMLP RPC implementation:


>The XP client or app. does the following to call a
>remote mehod:
>1-Create an XP transport Binding
>2-Serialize the message according to the set of RPC
>convention for XP and RPC

Or call a language binding or implementation of the 
RPC module which does this.

>3-Attach the message to the transport Binding
>4- send the message
>5-wait for the reply
>The XP app. sits on top of the XP listener and uses
>the RPC module. The apps interacts with the RPC module
>who uses XP objects.

I agree.  The RPC module includes call with method and
parameters as well as encoding, either of which may be
optionally used, I think.

>1-The XP binding listener receive the requestand hands
>off the request to the rpc module
>2- The RPC module deserialize the message using the
>set of conventions defined by XP
>3- the RPC module unmarshal method names and params
>accoeding to xp conventions

While there is an xp convention for the marshalled 
method names and parameters, I was unaware that there
was an xp convention for marshalling / unmarshalling
in a standard way.  So this will be a private mapping.

>4-call the method implemented by the application
>5-serialize the reply using the set of conventions
>defined by XP

Same comment.  This probably uses RPC module as well.

>6-return to the XP listener
>7- Listener sends reply to the client
>comments please?

I agree.  More details may be needed.

Ray Whitmer
Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2001 15:19:18 UTC

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