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Re: RPC -- is it a module. One last try.

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@akamai.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 11:29:03 -0800
To: marwan sabbouh <ms@mitre.org>
Cc: Ray Whitmer <rayw@netscape.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010320112854.A16321@akamai.com>


I also support this view.

Cheers,

On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 12:57:47PM -0500, marwan sabbouh wrote:
> i view RPC as a module as well, as per my earlier email:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2001Mar/0017.html
> 
> we need to close this issue.  comments please?
> marwan
> 
> Ray Whitmer wrote:
> > 
> > RPC -- is it a module.  One last try.
> > We had a thread going.  Do we need a tighter discussion, such as perhaps
> > a phone call today or tomorrow to clarify where we are?  I have asked
> > before and recall no response to the suggestion for a phone call.
> > 
> > The definition of "module" or "processor" fluctuate day to day, but as I
> > implement I continue to see RPC as a module, which exists on client and
> > server ends to map the programming environment and language onto the
> > SOAP model.
> > 
> > The client and server method within the programming environment may also
> > be seen as applications, but the client may be unaware of SOAP, and the
> > server is hardly a SOAP handler.  They are simply interacting with
> > method invocation within the programming environment.  The SOAP handler
> > is the RPC interpreter which decodes objects and interprets the meaning
> > of the method name inside.  That a specific URL may permit a specific
> > set of RPC calls does not change that RPC is the target, which is
> > interpreting the message and selecting from a set of available non-SOAP
> > services to dispatch to, based upon method name.  That seems rather
> > simple to me.
> > 
> > Once we know that, then, are modules permitted to add fault codes such
> > as the additional conditions that may be encountered by RPC?  How?
> > 
> > Ray Whitmer
> > rayw@netscape.com

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Mark Nottingham, Research Scientist
Akamai Technologies (San Mateo, CA USA)
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