lxml/ElementTree and .tail
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Sun Nov 19 15:32:13 CET 2006
> You'll be surprised at how many XMLers agree that Web services are a
> pretty inept reinvention of CORBA. I was pretty much slain by this
Thanks for that! Sums up nicely my experiences, and gave me a good chuckle!
While I liked the idea of AXIS reflecting my java code in the first
place (as long as interoperability only meant "I can test my own code"),
it sucked soooo hard when trying to make it work with anything else
(including python of course).
And I don't know why I've complained about this style of inverse
interface generation on so many other occasions (e.g. COM interfaces in
VStudio, JBuilder GUI design and so on), but could never quite put the
finger on what disturbed me on SOAP.
Probably because looking at a WSDL it immediately made me shrink away
from that mess and hope that there must be _some_ merciful deity that
will produce that crap for me, so that I never asked myself the right
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