[Python-Dev] Leading with XML-RPC

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 14:47:35 -0400

Eric Kidd <eric.kidd@pobox.com>:
> On a related note: XML-RPC is easy to implement, but a bit of niche.  SOAP,
> on the other, is hard to implement but widely used.  But there's a third
> option--"SOAP BDG" ("Busy Developer's Guide").
> Dave Winer and his employees prepared a short summary of the SOAP
> specification--leaving out many of the vaguer features--and convinced many
> people to support this feature set.  So if you read the SOAP BDG paper and
> implement it, you can interoperate with many, many commercial SOAP stacks.
> So either XML-RPC or SOAP BDG would be good strategic options.

Are there, as yet, any SOAP-BDG implementations we could use?
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