RE: Web Services/SOA (was RE: XML 2004 weblogitems?)
> At the high level, RPC is about invoking remote methods on objects. That's how I used to think of it, too. But I was in a minority. > Or is there an 'RPC architectural style' that I am > unaware of? Yes: a "method name" and calling sequence (e.g., multiple parameters) and return value. In SOA, you think more of sending XML documents around and there's only one method, probably POST, and some meta-data, like a URI/URL. It is admittedly kinda fuzzy-wuzzy, but that's not uncommon when you start talking about "architecture." :) /r$ -- Rich Salz Chief Security Architect DataPower Technology http://www.datapower.com XS40 XML Security Gateway http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html XML Security Overview http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html
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