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Re: [xml-rpc] Re: Sun and independent developers

From: Skip Montanaro <skip@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 15:05:30 -0400 (EDT)
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To: xml-rpc@yahoogroups.com
Cc: soapbuilders@yahoogroups.com, decentralization@yahoogroups.com, xml-dev@lists.xml.org, xml-dist-app@w3.org, "Tim O'Reilly" <tim@oreilly.com>

    Elliotte> Part of the problem here is that Dave Winer picked a very
    Elliotte> generic name for a very specific technology. He invented one
    Elliotte> language for embedding remote procedure calls in XML and
    Elliotte> called it XML-RPC. Sun seems to be using "XML RPC" in a much
    Elliotte> more generic sense.

So?  Regardless of how well Dave named the existing protocol or whether Sun
should rename their JSR, it still seems clear that they are ignoring the
existence of a protocol that implements RPC over XML and solves at least
part of the problem JSR 101 purports to address.  It should at least be
mentioned in the answer to question 2.4: "Why isn't this need met by
existing specifications?".

In all fairness, they do mention SOAP, but they erroneously associate it
with Apache, not Microsoft.  I can't imagine why. ;-)

Skip Montanaro (skip@pobox.com)
Received on Thursday, 6 September 2001 15:13:59 UTC

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