Re: Article: Fat protocols slow Web services


Dave Winer wrote:

> To form an opinion on this you'd have to have an application in mind and
> then do some performance comparisons under realistic loads. My intuition
> says it doesn't matter much how fat XML is for protocols -- the Internet and
> LANs have scaled to push around lots of images and MP3s, which are huge
> compared to SOAP or XML-RPC messages. Dave
In fact Web Services could end up reducing waits for dial-up users, by displacing Web Queries. 

If my personal organiser can check the train times and the state of my portfolio by doing text-only Web Services instead of me having to plough through GIF-encrusted, advert-laden corporate sites, this could give us a marked reduction in traffic


Received on Wednesday, 9 January 2002 07:37:17 UTC