Re: Traditional RPC
"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote: > > I don't believe in > > "The ultimate goal of Web services, many vendors say, is to let Internet > applications interact with each other the same way humans interact with > them." > > That doesn't work. Today I step through some Expedia forms to buy an airline ticket, or to buy a book from Amazon. Tomorrow I write a Python program to step through for me. It demonstrably works, even with plain old HTML. I know it works because I do it! > ... I believe humans configure these systems to work > and keep up with what they do. Again, pay attention to what I am > saying about not going too deep with this. Fine-grained processing > will become hazardous to the health of the business at light speed. That's why you want to concentrate on *XML message vocabularies* and not procedure call parameters. You define your XML first to be coarse grained and then define interfaces into your business systems rather than generating schemas from your Foxpro or C# code. > After that, again as I said to Dave, it appears the vendor gets > to choose between RPC and UDDI/HTTP in the toolkits. Many of us > who build applications get to choose among the toolkits. Microsoft shipped their REST toolkit in 1998. Paul Prescod
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